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- Old Cricket says. // Cricket;Nov99, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p64
Discusses the Leonid meteor shower.
- Return of meteor storms: Good for viewing, bad for satellites. Cowen, Robert C. // Christian Science Monitor;6/24/97, Vol. 89 Issue 146, p14
Focuses on what could happen with the return of Leonid meteor storms after their absence since 1964. What will happen during the return of these meteor storms; Warnings made by Peter Brown, a meteor physicist from Canada's University of Western Ontario at London, during a meeting of the...
- Get a load of the Perseids. Walz-Chojnacki, G. // Odyssey;Aug89, Vol. 11 Issue 8, p26
Describes how one can observe the Perseid shower, meteor showers, during its peak in August. It is possible to see up to 60 meteors per hour; Meteors appear from the radiant; How to record a meteor shower; Other meteor showers that are occurring during the summer. INSET: Shoot a shooting...
- Night of the meteors. // Odyssey;Jul/Aug91, Vol. 13 Issue 7, p24
Recommends viewing the Perseid meteor shower which will visit Earth on August 12, 1991. What causes meteors; Common meteor phenomena; Tips on meteor-watching.
- May showers. (meteor, that is!) Abbott, G.C.; Fleishman, M. // Odyssey;May92, Vol. 1 Issue 4, p12
Explains how to best view the annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower. Why 1992 brings favorable viewing conditions; When and where to watch for the meteors; Keeping a log.
- Earth in danger!! // Odyssey;Oct92, Vol. 1 Issue 8, p22
Examines scientific concerns about the potential devastation of a meteor crash into the Earth. Past meteors that have slammed into the planet; Vaster damage that could be caused by a falling asteroid; Efforts to protect the Earth against such a catastrophe.
- A brilliant flash. Witze, A.M. // Sky & Telescope;May92, Vol. 83 Issue 5, p585
Describes a photo of a giant fireball seen in the Czechoslovakian sky on the night of May 7, 1991. Peak magnitude; Speed; Meteorite sizes; Preentry orbit; Fireball's spectrum.
- A crucial year for the Perseid meteors. Abernathy, A.M. // Sky & Telescope;Aug92, Vol. 84 Issue 2, p185
Discusses the reasons why the Perseid meteor shower in August is expected to be very interesting. Possible return of source Comet Swift-Tuttle; Predicting the Perseid peak; Double peaks; Why double peak is occurring; Problems with observing conditions; How to watch the meteor shower.
- Sporadic meteors. Abernathy, A.M. // Sky & Telescope;Aug92, Vol. 84 Issue 2, p188
Discusses sporadic meteors. Description of sporadic meteors; How many sporadic meteors should be visible each night; Variations of time of night and season; Need for amateur astronomers to observe sky for sporadic meteors.
- Fly-by-nights. Brown, Peter // Sky & Telescope;Sep92, Vol. 84 Issue 3, p244
Discusses the reasons North American amateur astronomers rarely observe meteor showers visually anymore and calls for the rebirth of dedicated meteor observers. Enthusiasm for meteor observations earlier in 20th century; No professional leader for Role of International Meteor Organization (IMO).