Meteorite expert Dorothy Norton in Tucson

Posted by David Eicher
on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A very nice moment with the accomplished meteorite author Dorothy Norton, widow of the great Richard Norton, who I met today for the first time, Tucson, Arizona, Feb. 10, 2015. // Credit: David J. Eicher
Wandering the meteorite dealers at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, I was fortunate to be hanging around in Anne Black’s room, Impactika Meteorites, when in walked a legend in the meteorite world. Dorothy Norton, herself a celebrated author on meteorites, is also the widow of O. Richard Norton, the famous meteorite researcher and author who died in 2009. For more on Richard, see this link.

It was wonderful to meet Dorothy after all these years. She, Senior Editor Michael Bakich, and I had a great conversation, as Michael had worked with Richard back in the day at Flandrau Planetarium in Tucson.

A happy meeting!

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