What is MeteorObs?
MeteorObs is a site dedicated primarily to the research and exploration of meteors. Our scope of interests mostly includes meteoroids, meteors, and meteorites. With us, you are joining a community of researchers that are highly devoted to the subject of meteoritics.
The team that stands behind MeteorObs is a group of experts and enthusiasts that wish to share their passion and knowledge about “shooting stars” with you.
However, the entire field of meteoritics is very broad. Numerous details and definitions are important for the subject, and we need to cover many items. Therefore, we decided to create a site where you can read about everything you want to know – all in one place.
Here are examples of what you will learn with us:
- the differences between meteors and meteorites,
- useful tips for observation,
- interesting facts,
- meteor showers,
- anomalous meteor phenomena, and
- origins, history, and background of meteor observations
For better navigation, we alligned useful categories and sections for all areas of meteoritics. From meteor showers to audible meteors and fireballs – we have it all. You only need to explore.
What Can You Expect to Find on MeteorObs?
Your area of interest should dictate the way you explore our site. In other words, everything you need to know is right here. But, it is up to you to read the content based on what interests you the most.
We designed MeteorObs to provide all essential information and data straight to the readers without much hassle. Our team compartmentalized our primary areas of exploration into neat sections that you can easily access.
If you want to start from the beginning, you can check out the history of meteors and meteor observations first. There you can see how the story of meteors begun, and who was the first to mention them in history. Plus, we compiled a detailed chronological overview of the subject to make it easier for you to trace it through the centuries. Furthermore, you will be able to see which exact event set everything into motion. The event that sparked the numerous studies and experiments affects the astronomical community even today.
Another topic that is quite interesting to our readers (and our enthusiastic team) is the topic of meteor showers. Meteor showers have a special place on our site, along with sought-after Leonid storms and other, similar meteor events.
If you enjoy fun facts, we have great news for you too. We included a section dedicated to interesting meteor facts that will surely provide more insight into the subject of your favorite astronomical phenomenon.
If you have any questions or simply wish to learn more, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page. There you will find more answers to all your burning questions.
The Fascination with Meteors Around the World
Meteors have been a topic of discussion for years. It is arguably one of the most spectacular phenomena that occur in the sky. Amateurs and professionals alike have encountered puzzlement, overwhelm, and amazement with the socalled “shooting stars” over the years.
Today, the exploration of meteors is far more sophisticated than it was fifty years ago. Technology has advanced, and thus we introduced more reliable methods for meteor observation. Plus, a plethora of amateur observers gather each year for meteor shower observations. Institutes, societies, and organizations now focus solely on the 24/7 meteor observation in hopes of spotting one event. Hence, if you wish to learn more about meteor observations, there are many places that you can visit. For instance, you will find a lot of things on the International Meteor Organization website. Moreover, the UK Meteor Network is there to provide the latest meteor and fireball news for UK residents. Another great source of meteor information is the American Meteor Society. The AMS has been investigating meteors since 1911.
Observations over the years have been very fruitful. Astronomers now know and understand the field more than ever. But that is an amazing trait of the astronomical community – everyone works together. Amateurs are taught techniques and methods for choosing appropriate equipment for meteor observations. International organizations such as the American Astronomical Society collect data and reports from non-professionals to form predictions and studies. Essentially, the astronomical community is a community where everything is shared, and we invite you to participate with us.
If you have any questions or simply wish to share your observations, feel free to contact us at any time.