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Earth and Planetary Sciences

Earth and Planetary Sciences

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the American Museum of Natural History curates the museum's world renowned collections of minerals and gems, meteorites, ores, rocks, and xenoliths. Staff members conduct research that explores the nature of terrestrial and planetary processes.

Research

The members of the department are engaged in a variety of research activities, and often collaborate with other scientists from around the world. Take a look at the topics in geology that we find exciting, or walk through our lab.

Collections

The collections are an invaluable repository of rock, mineral and meteorite specimens that are available for study by scientists or exhibited by educational institutions.

Facilities

Department members have access to an array of tools to enable their research.

Staff

Listing of staff members for the Museum’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.

Seminars

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the American Museum of Natural History holds seminars on most Thursdays during the academic year. Please refer to the current schedule for more details.

Education

Researchers in the department participate and oversee education and professional development programs that lead toward advanced degrees.

Public Outreach

Members of the Department help create exhibits and provide scientific expertise to many educational programs and outreach services in the Museum.

American Museum of Natural History

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