Blog Posts

May 03rd, 2011

Virginia Bluebells, Mertensia virginica, hold water droplets at Sand Ridge Nature Center in South Holland, IL.

May 02nd, 2011

What it means to be a scientist working at The Field Museum

April 26th, 2011

An new public museum exhibit "The Romance of Ants" at the Field Museum features Assistant Curator, Corrie Moreau

April 26th, 2011

Peregrine Falcon programs now on Field Museum's web site

April 19th, 2011

A Greener Field member Jessica Sandy cleaning photovoltaic panels on Earth Day, 2010

March 16th, 2011


Right after the Mifflin Meteorite fell in SW Wisconsin in April 2010 the Robert A. Pritzker Assistant Curator of Meteoritics and Polar Studies Dr. Philipp R. Heck coordinated an international study to determine the time it spent in space and to calculate its size in space before it got ablated and broke apart in our atmosphere. Now, first results obtained from this study are published as extended abstracts, and were presented in more detail in March at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Texas: The new results show that Mifflin was travelling through space as a small 3 feet object for about 20 Million years before it landed in Wisconsin.   

March 14th, 2011

Field Museum's new web site is live.

March 14th, 2011

What goes into creating a new website?

March 08th, 2011

In this research project, we trace the closest living relatives of lichens found on the Hawaiian islands to reconstruct the paleogeographical history of the archipelago.

March 07th, 2011

Alan will be at the Wildlife Discovery Center’s Reptile Rampage on Sunday, March 13, 2011, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.