• Exhibition Text

    • Final proof

      On April 26, 1803, meteorites rained down on the town of L'Aigle in Normandy, France. A number of people, including French officials, witnessed this shower of stones, which firmly established that meteorites can and do drop from the sky. After L'Aigle, museums and private collectors began to include meteorites in their collections.

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  • Collection Information

    • L’AIGLE

      Fell April, 26, 1803

      Orne, France


      AMNH 481

  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Meteorites

      Keywords: Meteorites, Astrophysics, Astrogeology

      Audience: General