Meteorite Recovery in the Australian Outback

CLASS announces the 2017 student exchange program. The program this year is focused on collaboration with the Australian Desert Fireball Network which is part of the Australian SSERVI node.

The work will involve travel into the Australian outback and searches to recover meteorites previously tracked by the Fireball Network.

Students should expect to camp in rough conditions in the Australian winter for approximately two weeks or more depending on the schedule of the recovery expedition.

This program is open to all CLASS Network members and will be allocated by proposal. The funding would include a modest stipend, expenses, and travel to Australia. The student should provide a 1-page proposal via-e-mail to CLASS Director Dan Britt (britt@physics.ucf.edu) that details their background and skill set they would bring to the expeditions. Students should also include a CV. Non-conflicted CLASS Members will evaluate, rank, and make recommendations to the CLASS Director who will have the final decision on allocations.

Selected students will provide a final report detailing their accomplishments during the expeditions. Travel and schedule will depend on the needs of the Desert Fireball Network, so exact dates will be determined later. Proposals will be due February 15, 2017 and funding decisions will be made by March 1, 2017.

Contact Dan Britt with any questions.

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