Longway Planetarium to display meteorite fragments found by staff

Flint’s Longway Planetarium has announced it will be displaying three meteorite’s from Tuesday’s meteor event over Michigan. (Photo: Longway Planetarium)

FLINT, Mich. – Flint’s Longway Planetarium has announced it will be displaying three meteorites from Tuesday’s meteor event over Michigan.

The planetarium says staff Astronomers Todd Slisher and Buddy Stark went looking for fragments of the meteor seen over six states and Canada Tuesday which broke up over southern Michigan.

Longway also stated there could be more fragments to be found and that any suspect rocks can be brought by those who find them to the planetarium for further evaluation.

You can learn more about the meteor explosion and meteorites at Longway Planetarium’s Skies Over Michigan live star talk shows presented every day at 3 p.m.

Tickets are available here.

The meteorite fragments will go on display starting Friday, January 19.

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