British Astronomical Association
Supporting amateur astronomers since 1890

Secondary menu

Main menu

BAA Observing Sections Radio Astronomy

Arietids - Radio Detection Livestream - 6-7th June 2020

Bringing Radio Astronomy and Meteor Showers together and into your home on 6th and 7th June 2020

Meteor Detection

When meteors enter the Earth's atmosphere, and begin to burn up, a trail of ionised particles is created, this trail can persist for several seconds and will reflect Radio Waves.

It is very easy to listen for meteor reflections and is a popular introduction to Radio Astronomy please do have a look here for several useful articles

We have setup a receiving station and Livestream meteor detection on a regular basis and particularly for regular meteor showers.

So for the Arietids we will be Livestreaming from 18:00 UTC 06 June through to 18:00 UTC on the 7 June - Live stream will be found here on You Tube

You will see when Live Streaming is active, if you subscribe you will also be emailed when ever Live Streaming Starts

The Arietids

The Arietids are a strong meteor shower that lasts from May 22 to July 2 each year, and peaks on June 7. The Arietids, along with the Zeta Perseids, are the most intense daylight meteor showers of the year. First discovered at Jodrell Bank Observatory in England during the summer of 1947, the showers are caused when the Earth passes through a dense portion of two interplanetary meteoroid streams, that originate in the sky from the constellation Scorpius and the constellation Perseus. However, because both constellations are so close to the Sun when these showers reach their peak, the showers are difficult to view with the naked eye. Some of the early meteors are visible in the very early hours of the morning, usually an hour before dawn.The meteors strike Earth's atmosphere at speeds around 39 km/s


Any questions please ask away

Regards
John B - jberman44@gmail.com

Like This Article