The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

November 8, 2012

Meteor expert to discuss Alabama event in Huntsville


Associated Press

— HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An expert on meteors is visiting Huntsville to discuss the recent meteorite shower in north Alabama.

Marc Fries will speak at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center this morning.

Fries is a specialist in finding and recovering meteorites. He still focus on an Oct. 30 shower across the state's northern counties as he talks about using Doppler weather radar to find meteorites on the ground.

Two meteorite fragments have been recovered in Winston County, near Addison.

Fries is a research scientist at the Planetary Science Institute in Tuscon, Ariz.