Meteor Section meeting

Saturday 9th May 201508:30

Members are reminded that there will be a meeting of the BAA Meteor Section in Birmingham this coming Saturday, 9th May 2015.

The meeting is open to all and admission is free of charge.

The meeting will take place in the John Lee Lecture Theatre of the Birmingham and Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS.

The venue is only a short walk from Birmingham New Street and Snow Hill stations.

Please visit for directions to the venue.

Doors will be open from 10:00am and the meeting commences at 10:30am. There will be breaks for lunch and afternoon tea.

No lunch is provided so people are advised to either bring a packed lunch or eat at one of the many eating places within a short walk of the meeting venue.

The planned meeting programme is as follows, but late changes may be necessary depending upon the travel situation on the day:

Morning Session

Dr John MasonWelcome and Introduction to the Work of the Meteor Section
Nick James40 Years of Meteor Imaging
William StewartDSLR Meteor Imaging: Advantages, Analyses and Challenges
Paul HydeNew Opportunities for Meteor Scatter

Afternoon Session

Alex PrattVideo Observations of Meteor Showers: Recent NEMETODE Results
William StewartMeteor Videography: Overview and Opportunities
Tony MarkhamThe New IMO Fireball Report Form: A Case Study
Professor Alan Fitzsimmons, Queens University Belfast – The Chelyabinsk Impact: Lessons Learned

The meeting is expected to end at around 5pm.

During the lunch and coffee breaks, Stuart Williams of the Society for the History of Astronomy would be delighted to invite attendees to visit the Society’s Library, which is located in the same building where the meeting will be taking place.

I look forward to welcoming you there on Saturday.

John W. Mason,
Director, BAA Meteor Section


Birmingham Midland Institute. B3 3BS

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