The 8th International Asteroid Day at the Natural History Museum Vienna

„Space Mineralogy“

Thursday, 30. June 2022, 09:00 Uhr |
9:15 – 10:45 a.m. and 10:45 – 12:15 a.m.:           Deck 50
„Meteorites under the microscope“ – Workshop for kids
Interactive learning with meteorite experts: What are meteorites? How to identify them and which tools are required? Where do they come from? What do we learn from them?
If you think that you have found a meteorite, be sure to take your stone(s) along with you for identification by the museum‘s experts!
Julia Walter-Roszjár & Ludovic Ferrière (both NHMV) & Christian Vollmer (WWU Münster, Germany)
For pupils, 3. - 7. grade
Costs: entry and workshop for school classes is free, 2 companions per school class free.
Registration required:, 01/52177-335
Workshop in German, English and French possible.
Digital Planetarium        Special Liveshow for kids – „Von Sternenstaub, Kometen und Asteroiden“
 (in German)
9:15, 10:15, 11:15 a.m.
For school classes, 3. - 7. grade
Costs: entry and liveshow for school classes is free, 2 companions per school class free.
Registration required:, 01/52177-335

1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00 p.m.
Tickets: 5,– €, valid Museum entry ticket required*| under 19 years 3,– €
Tickets at the Info desk in the entrance hall and online
2 - 4 p.m.:
Lecture Hall (Program free, valid Museum entry ticket required*, talks are in German and English)
2:00 p.m.:
Begrüßung zum 8. Internationalen Asteroid Day am NHM Wien, Katrin Vohland (NHMV, Director General, in German)
2:05 p.m.:
„Minerale gibt es nicht nur auf der Erde - Auftakt zum Internationalen Jahr der Mineralogie“, Vera M. F. Hammer
(NHMV, president of the Austrian Mineralogical Society, in German)
2:15 p.m.:
Der Internationale Asteroid Day & „Weltraum-Mineralogie – ein Überblick“, Julia Walter-Roszjár (NHMV, in German)
2:40 p.m.:
„Sternenstaub in Meteoriten auf der Nanoskala”, Christian Vollmer 
(WWU Münster, Germany, in German) 
Short break
3:30 p.m.: „Minerals as storytellers of the cosmic billiard”, Ludovic Ferrière (NHMV, in English)
4:15 p.m.: Special guided tour Hall I, 
„Evolution der Minerale – von der Entstehung des Sonnensystems bis heute“, Uwe Kolitsch (NHMV, in German) 
Costs: 5,- €, valid Museum entry ticket required*, meeting point: main entrance                            
 *Free entry to the Natural History Museum Vienna on the International Asteroid Day for selected societies/associations:
With valid membership pass or payment receipt of the membership 2022 only, to be presented at the visitor checkout, main entrance of the NHMV.
This offer is valid only on 30 June 2022 and for the following societies/associations:
  • Freunde des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien
  • ÖMG (Österreichische Mineralogische Gesellschaft)
  • MetSoc (The Meteoritical Society)
  • ÖGG (Österreichische Geologische Gesellschaft)
  • AGS (Österreichische Geophysikalische Gesellschaft)
  • ÖPG (Österreichische Paläontologische Gesellschaft)
  • Geochemical society
  • ÖGAA (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Astronomie und Astrophysik)
  • ÖAV (Österreichischer Astronomischer Verein)
  • WAA (Wiener Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Astronomie)
 More information about the Asteroid Day is available here: