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Meteors and Meteorites: Origins and Observations

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By: M Beech

160 pages, 120 b/w photos

Crowood Press

Paperback | Dec 2006 | #160750 | ISBN: 1861268254
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About this book

The earth is bombarded both day and night by meteoroids and meteorites. These wayward bodies - small fragments derived from ageing comets and the collisions between asteroids - are observed in the Earth's upper atmosphere as meteors [shooting stars] and brilliant fireballs. Written with the amateur astronomer in mind, the topics covered include: # Step-by-step guidance on visual observation and analysing data # Practical projects demonstrate how the observer can gather scientifically useful data # Instructions on how to photograph meteor trails and how to video meteoroid impact flashes upon the Moon # Fireball detection systems and designs for meteor detection systems using radio receivers # Advice on how to look for and identify meteorites # Step-by-step instructions on starting a micrometeorite collection


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Biography

Martin Beech is Associate Professor of Astronomy at Campion College, the University of Regina, in Saskatchewan, Canada. He is chairperson of the Meteorites and Impacts Advisory Committee [MIAC] to the Canadian Space Agency, and is a contributing editor to the Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

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