Caroline, Monday 18 September 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 havenâ€™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 â€“ and thereâ€™s lots of paperwork for the Australian trip too. Not my favourite part of the job.