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Welcome to the home page of ANSMET (The Antarctic Search for Meteorites program). This homepage has been designed to give you a pictoral tour of how and why ANSMET hunts for meteorites in the Antarctic. The images have been provided by field party members from the 35 field seasons ANSMET has had since 1976. ANSMET is a program supported by grants from the Office of Polar Programs of the U.S. National Science Foundation and by the Solar System Exploration Division of NASA. The Principal Investigator of the current grant is Dr. Ralph P. Harvey of the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. Prof. William A. Cassidy of the University of Pittsburgh was the founder of ANSMET and Principal Investigator until 1991. John Schutt has been our field safety officer since 1980. Since 1976, ANSMET has been recovering meteorite specimens from the East Antarctic Icesheet- a total of nearly 20,000 as of today.
Questions about the ANSMET program or this website should be directed to Ralph P. Harvey , who charges only a modest connection fee.
Questions about the history of ANSMET can also be directed to William A. Cassidy , who can find meteorites with his eyes closed.
Questions about field operations or climbing might be directed to John W. Schutt , but you might as well just put a message in a bottle.
Last updated 21 Nov 2011 by rph