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The summer of a meteorite curator

Caroline, Monday, September 18th, 2006

One of the aspects of my job that I really enjoy is that I get to travel quite a bit. This summer I’ve already been to Morocco, Zurich and Glasgow to attend meetings about meteorites.

Because I have been travelling so much I haven’t really had much chance to do as much curation and research as I would normally do. Saying that, after a big meeting I always receive a lot of requests from scientists for samples that they can work on. When they hear about something exciting at a big meeting, they want to work on that sample themselves!

So I’ve spent quite a lot of time over the past few weeks weighing out and preparing samples for study. This involves a fair amount of paperwork – and there’s lots of paperwork for the Australian trip too. Not my favourite part of the job.