Citations with the tag: METEORS
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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.
Walz-Chojnacki, G. // 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!!
Abbott, G.C.; Fleishman, M. // 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.
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).
Brown, Peter // Sky & Telescope; Jun93, Vol. 85 Issue 6, p22
Describes a fireball which streaked across the spiral galaxy NGC 253 on Sept. 8, 1991 and was captured by a telescope at Australia's Siding Spring Observatory. Description of fireball's path; Unusual aspects of image; Wispy structure of the track; More.
- Surprising meteor showers.
di Cicco, Dennis // Sky & Telescope; Jun93, Vol. 85 Issue 6, p105
Describes several recently active meteor showers. Kappa Cygnids show observed by Ray Grasshoff on Aug. 20, 1992 in northern California; Orionids observed by Jay Brausch of North Dakota on Oct. 20, 1992; Geminids observed by George W. Gliba of Maryland on Dec. 13-14, 1992; Quadrantids observed...
- Skies, damn skies, and statistics.
di Cicco, Dennis // Sky & Telescope; Jun95, Vol. 89 Issue 6, p89
Presents data regarding sporadic meteors. Mean rate; Crater-forming impacts on Earth per square mile; Extinction-causing impacts by a asteroid or comet.
- The Leonids: King of the meteor showers.
Rao, Joe // Sky & Telescope; Nov95, Vol. 90 Issue 5, p24
Focuses on the Leonid meteor showers. Leonid showers throughout history; Single observer rates for Leonid showers; Predicted dates of Leonid showers; Meteor forecasting challenges; Projected Leonid showers starting from 1995.
- The Geminid and Ursid Meteors.
MacRobert, Alan M. // Sky & Telescope; Dec95, Vol. 90 Issue 6, p68
Offers a discussion of the Geminid and Ursid meteors. Observations by watchers of meteors; Statistical information; Photography of meteors.
- Fire in the sky.
Pepin, M. Barlow // Sky & Telescope; May96, Vol. 91 Issue 5, p96
Focuses on meteor showers. Observations; Description; Comparison with other celestial events. INSET: How to report a fireball..
- The discovery of the Perseid meteors.
Littmann, Mark; MacRobert, Alan M. // Sky & Telescope; Aug96, Vol. 92 Issue 2, p68
Focuses on the discovery of the Perseid meteor shower between 1834 and 1837. Edward Herrick, Denison Olmsted and John Locke as discoverers; Peak of August meteors for about three days; Third annual shower around April 30; Tears of Saint Lawrence. INSET: Fine Perseid prospects for August 11-12..
- The Leonids: Waiting and watching.
A.M. // Sky & Telescope; Nov96, Vol. 92 Issue 5, p72
Focuses on the annual Leonid meteor shower. Possible meteor storm on November 17-18, 1998 or 1999; Leonids' zenithal hourly rate; Tips on how to watch the meteor shower.
- The Leonids' last hurrah?
Rao, Joe // Sky & Telescope; Nov96, Vol. 92 Issue 5, p74
Focuses on the Leonid meteor shower due on November 17-18, 1998 or 1999. Prospects for meteor showers; Distance from comet to Earth's orbit when comet Tempel-Tuttle crosses the Earth's orbital plane.
- A hit in Honduras?
Rao, Joe // Sky & Telescope; Mar97, Vol. 93 Issue 3, p12
Reports on the possibility that San Luis, Honduras was hit by a meteor on the night of November 22, 1996. Background of the incident; Speculation that a landslide has covered most of the putative impact site.
- Scientists explore huge crater of ancient meteor.
Rao, Joe // Christian Science Monitor; 4/8/96, Vol. 88 Issue 92, p11
Reports on the exploration of a huge meteor in Mexico, which is believed to have crashed into the earth millions of years ago. Significance of the meteor; Possible global environmental disaster caused because of the meteor; Why scientists are excited at the age of the crater made by the meteor;...
- For a showstopping performance, just look up.
Savoye, Craig // Christian Science Monitor; 8/10/2001, Vol. 93 Issue 180, p2
Discusses the Perseid meteor shower, including the best times to observe the shower.
Baxter, Roberta // Jack & Jill; Oct/Nov99, Vol. 61 Issue 7, p36
Presents information on meteor showers.
- Why do stars seem to fall from the sky?
Eugene, Toni // National Geographic World; Feb95, Issue 234, p15
Answers a query regarding the phenomenon of falling stars. Details of the same.
- DOWN AT CADILLAC RANCH.
Mitchell, Greg // Editor & Publisher; Sep2008, Vol. 141 Issue 9, p16
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- Meteorites: Shooting stars that fall to earth.
Myers, J. // Highlights for Children; Apr90, Vol. 45 Issue 4, p36
Describes meteorites, the pieces of stuff from space that crash into the earth's atmosphere and cause a fiery trail. Research project photographing meteors; Meteorite behavior and time of day; Characteristics of meteorites; Innisfree, Alberta meteorite. INSET: Brendalee's meteorite..
- Watch for the meteors.
Croswell, K. // Highlights for Children; Jul/Aug91, Vol. 46 Issue 7, p24
Presents tips on watching the Perseid meteor shower in August. What a meteor is; Preparing to watch the meteor shower; Getting eyes used to darkness; When to look for meteors; Other times to look for meteors.
- Surprise storms threaten space station.
Chown, Marcus // New Scientist; 7/1/95, Vol. 147 Issue 1984, p4
Reports that a violent meteor storm, expected some time in 1998 or 1999, may cause serious damages to the international space station, as predicted by a Canadian researcher and his colleagues. Cause and effects of the meteor storm; Information on the earlier occurrence of meteor storm.
- Huge meteor explodes over ocean.
Chown, Marcus // Current Science; 1/20/95, Vol. 80 Issue 10, p14
Reports on the explosion of a meteor over the Pacific Ocean. Speed of travel; Reason for explosion; Ratio of meteor presence entering Earth's atmosphere.
- Fireball's fall is filmed.
Chown, Marcus // Current Science; 12/1/95, Vol. 81 Issue 7, p12
Focuses on an observation of fireballs in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Magnesium component; Entering the atmosphere opposite's the sun's location in the sky; Fireballs as a unique type of meteors.
- Tune in to radio showers.
Chown, Marcus // Current Science; 1/30/98 1 of 2, Vol. 83 Issue 10, p7
Presents information on ways to detect cosmic objects, with emphasis on meteors by using an FM receiver. What happens when meteors reach the atmosphere; Indepth look at the preparations of the FM receiver for the detection.
- The Quadrantids.
Chown, Marcus // Astronomy; Jan1987, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p39
Jan 1987 brings the prospect of a brilliant display from the Quadrantid meteor shower. Understanding the Quadrantids; Viewing techniques. INSET: Meteors, Meteoroids and meteorites.;Meteoric addresses for....
- Antarctic meteorite is a sample of lunar mare.
Chown, Marcus // Astronomy; Aug90, Vol. 18 Issue 8, p23
Reports that scientists have identified four or five meteorites found on the Antarctic ice cap as being chunks of the Moon. Details of findings by scientist Jeremy S. Delaney.
- Observe the Geminids before they disappear.
Bagnall, P.M. // Astronomy; Dec90, Vol. 18 Issue 12, p72
Discusses how the skies should be ablaze with a fireworks display as the Geminid meteor shower reaches its peak activity on the night of Dec 13/14. Path of the meteors; History of Geminid meteors; What to look for.
- Are sporadic meteors truly random?
Bagnall, P.M. // Astronomy; Jan1991, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p22
Discusses how British researcher David Hughes believes that major meteor showers come from the breakup of only the most massive comets, ones that are relatively rare. Research details.
- Catch a cosmic streaker.
Burnham, R. // Astronomy; Aug91, Vol. 19 Issue 8, p56
Suggests that this month's excellent Perseid show offers an ideal opportunity to photograph a meteor. Basic setup; Handy accessories.
- Night of the falling stars.
Spratt, C.E. // Astronomy; Aug91, Vol. 19 Issue 8, p64
Previews the August 12 Perseid meteor shower. Observing tips; Explanation of meteor and where it came from; Light.
- Will the lion roar again?
Croswell, K. // Astronomy; Nov91, Vol. 19 Issue 11, p44
Considers how every November observers remember the spectacular Leonid meteor storm of 1966. Examines the chances that it will happen again; Early astronomers' knowledge of meteor showers; Extended `meteor-logical' forecast; Comet Tempel-Tuttle.
- 77 dead cows and other meteorite news.
Shanklin, J. // Astronomy; Jan1992, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p22
Comments on a variety of interesting meteorite discoveries in recent months in the Atacama Desert in Chile, Nullarbor Plain in Australia and Glatton, Cambridgeshire, England.
- Solar system wanderers.
Shanklin, J. // Astronomy; Jun92, Vol. 20 Issue 6, p90
Offers photos of meteors and other astrophotos captured on film by several astronomers.
- Gearing up for those Perseids.
Bagnall, Philip M. // Astronomy; Aug93, Vol. 21 Issue 8, p76
Provides instructions on how amateur astronomers can best watch the annual Perseid meteor shower, expected between July 20 and August 25, 1993, peaking on August 11/12. Paul Roggemans (International Meteor Organization) predicts enhanced activity between 22h UT and 3h UT on August 11/12, which...
- Space dust in your eyes.
Bagnall, Philip M. // Astronomy; Feb1994, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p20
Asserts that forty thousand tons of meteoric dust and debris fall on earth. Data compiled by NASA's Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF); Details of research conducted by Stanley Love and Donald Brownlee of the University of Washington; Additional information.
- An April shower.
Bagnall, Philip M. // Astronomy; Apr96, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p72
Anticipates meteor showers in April 1996. Best time for observation; Description; Plot of the paths of meteors.
- William Blake and August's fiery meteors.
Olson, D.W.; Olson, M.S. // Sky & Telescope; Aug89, Vol. 78 Issue 2, p192
Discusses the significance of Perseid's meteor showers and bolides in the poems and engravings of William Blake during the 18th century. `The Tyger'; `Approach of Doom' or `Awestruck Group.'
- Two meteor projects for amateurs.
Drummond, J.; Reed, K.L. // Sky & Telescope; May91, Vol. 81 Issue 5, p478
Describes three photographic meteor surveys--the Prairie Network in the United States, the Meteorite Orbit and Recovery Project (MORP) in Canada, and the European Network, in which amateur astronomers can participate. Sunset meteor showers; Photographic spectra.
- Watching the Perseid meteor shower.
Roggemans, P. // Sky & Telescope; Aug91, Vol. 82 Issue 2, p172
Discusses the upcoming Perseid meteor shower. Results of 1988 observations of Perseid shower; How to watch the meteor shower; Identifying meteors; Reporting observations.
Levy, D.H. // Sky & Telescope; Feb92, Vol. 83 Issue 2, p219
Describes the author's trip into Arizona's Meteor Crater with astrologist Eugene Shoemaker. Crater's materials; Missing asteroids; Cretaceous-Tertiary meteoric event 65 million years ago.
- The 1991 Perseids: Picking up!
diCicco, D. // Sky & Telescope; Feb92, Vol. 83 Issue 2, p225
Presents reports on the August, 1991 Perseid meteor shower from amateur observers. Average Perseid activity; Increased displays; Possible role of comet Swift-Tuttle in Perseids' intense maximum in 1991.
- Teardrops on the Pampas.
Schultz, P.H.; Beatty, J.K. // Sky & Telescope; Apr92, Vol. 83 Issue 4, p387
Describes a group of unusual craters found in north-central Argentina which apparently were caused by glancing, high-speed meteor impacts. Description of craters; Original beliefs that craters were formed by water or wind; Difficulties of proving impact origin; Unusual aspects of crater field...
- Meteorite fragments found following Texas fireball.
Schultz, P.H.; Beatty, J.K. // Sky & Telescope; Jun98, Vol. 95 Issue 6, p17
Reports on the debris from an exploded meteor recovered in Texas. Classification and testing of the meteorite remains.