Pick up your copy of this publication! An excellent synopsis of the history of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science meteorite collection by Hagadorn, Spindler, Bowles and Neu-Yagle. It contains several never before seen photos of H.H. Nininger and shots from the DMNS archive. Also contains a full listing of the DMNS meteorite collection catalog WELL worth the few bucks it costs for a printed copy. Our friends at the Colorado Geological Survey have some additional meteorite photos courtesy of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
Many years ago meteorites were also known as "aerolites". The word "aerolite"is French, meaning "rock from the air." This word has generally fallen out of favor and we now use "meteorite", which is rooted in the Greek word "meteōra" meaning "the celestial phenomena, things in heaven above," and"-ite"is added meaning "connected with or belonging to."