SEVERE WX : Flash Flood Watch - Flood Warning View Alerts

'Lafayette Meterorite' to return to Purdue Thursday

The "Lafayette Meteorite" will be on display to the public Monday in the Armstrong Hall of Engineering.

Posted: Apr 25, 2019 5:05 AM
Updated: Apr 25, 2019 3:15 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A piece of space history that was on display in Chicago is making its way back to Purdue.

It's all part of the university's 150 years of giant leaps.

The meteorite was originally found back in 1929 in a drawer in the Biology department at Purdue. The unique rock was sent to the Field Museum in Chicago to find out what it was.

Museum officials tested the rock and found out it was a meteorite.

It will be presented at Thursday's Ideas Festival event at 6:30 p.m. in Loeb Playhouse.

The "Lafayette Meteorite" will then be on display to the public Monday in the Armstrong Hall of Engineering.

We'll have an up close look at the meteorite Thursday on News 18 at Noon.

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Overcast
69° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 69°
Kokomo
Overcast
68° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 68°
Rensselaer
Overcast
68° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 68°
Fowler
Overcast
68° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 68°
Williamsport
Overcast
70° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 70°
Crawfordsville
Broken Clouds
66° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 66°
Frankfort
Overcast
71° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 71°
Delphi
Overcast
67° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 67°
Monticello
Overcast
67° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 67°
Logansport
Overcast
68° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 68°
Scattered Storms and Showers Continue
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Community Events