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Thursday, 10 September 2015

[BAA-ebulletin 00871] Meteor Scatter Workshop, Northampton, Sat October 31

BAA electronic bulletin

BAA Radio Astronomy Group and Meteor Section
Meteor Scatter Workshop Saturday, 2015 October 31, 10:30 – 17:15
Northamptonshire Natural History Society, Castilian Terrace, Northampton, NN1 1LD

It is now practical for the non-radio expert to observe radio reflections from meteors, allowing monitoring of meteor activity 24 hours a day under all sky conditions. This workshop is aimed at helping beginners and experienced observers alike, starting with a presentation from J-L Rault (Director, IMO Radio Commission) outlining the opportunities available with meteor scatter systems and the prospects for pro-am collaboration using the FRIPON project as an example.
Other presentations will be:

Building a meteor scatter observing station                 Chris Jackson
Observing with Spectrum Lab                                 Paul Hyde
Improving the quality of meteor data – Scatterthon         Victoria Penrice
Correlating video meteors with radio detections             Richard Fleet
Actual observation experiences                             James & Gerry Lowe
Using backscatter radar for determining meteor properties   Jeff Lashley

Attendance is limited to 50 places and places will be allocated on a first-come basis.

Tickets are £8 for BAA members and £12 for non-members, to include tea/coffee and biscuits but
not lunch. There are plenty of eating places nearby or you are welcome to bring your own.

To book for this meeting, visit <>

Paul Hyde  Coordinator, BAA Radio Astronomy Group
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