Feb 23, 2022
Our exhibition at the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon last year was a resounding success! It was a huge undertaking that took over a year to produce. After a ton of hard work, lots of help from the amazing exhibits team at the museum, and a week of 18hr days, the world's first artistic and educational exhibition of large-scale meteorite petrography was open to the public. We're proud to share these photos of the finished exhibit. Thanks so much to everyone who helped support us in realizing this vision! Neil H. Buckland and Dr. Tony Irving standing in front of their 17.5 foot print of Martian meteorite Northwest Africa (NWA) 10961, captured from a thin section slide on a custom-built micro-panoramic imaging system. Print size: 5.3 meters (17.5 feet) by 2.4 meters (8 feet). Actual field of view: 3.2 centimeters (1.25 inches) by 1.4 centimeters (0.56 inches). Right: Angrite; NWA 12774 72"x72" Right: Andesite; Mount Hood 60"x40" Rock specimens of terrestrial samples (basalt, andesite, dacite, rhyolite), a Lunar mare basalt and a Martian shergottite. Left: Lunar mare basalt; NWA 12839 84"x72". Center: Martian shergottite; NWA 11255 84"x72". Left: Lunar mare basalt; NWA 12839 84"x72". Center: Dacite; Mount St. Helens 60"x40". Left: Martian shergottite; NWA 10761 108"x72". Right: Martian nakhlite; NWA 12542 108"x72" Eucrite; Aouinet Legraa 120"x72"