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Rieskrater Museum - Nördlingen, Bavaria, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers
N 48° 51.234 E 010° 29.219
32U E 609077 N 5412280
Quick Description: This museum is focused on earth science and gets excellent ratings from visitors. // Dieses Museum konzentriert sich auf die Geowissenschaften und erhält hervorragende Bewertungen von Besuchern.
Location: Bayern, Germany
Date Posted: 6/16/2018 7:56:51 AM
Waymark Code: WMYH82
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:
The museum's collection includes a genuine moon rock from Apollo 16 on loan from NASA in return for using the Nordlingen crater for training for the Apollo 14 astronauts due to its similarities to a moon crater. The museum is affiliated with the nearby Geopark Ries (UNESCO - International Network of Geoparks), whose mission is to protect the crater. The museum opened in May 1990 and received its millionth visitor on 15 December 2012.

The meteor that created the Ries Crater is estimated to have been 1.5 km in diameter. he impact created a round shaped crater 24 km in diameter. A smaller impactor, only about 150 m in diameter, hit the ground about 42 km kilometres to the south-west creating a 3.8 km crater. The smaller crater is called Steinheim.
Name: Rieskrater Museum

Eugene-Shoemaker-Platz 1
Nördlingen, Bavaria Germany

Type/Specialty: Earth Science / Geology

Theater: no

Hours of operation: 10:00 - 16:30

Admission Fee: 1.00 - 4.50 €

Gift Shop: yes

Telephone Number: Not listed

Web Site: Not listed

Agency/Ownership: Not listed

Educational programs: Not listed

Cafe/Restaurant: Not listed

Other Features: Not listed

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