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BAA Observing Sections

Meteor Section

Collection of visual, telescopic, photographic, video and radio observations of meteor activity on a routine basis, at all times of the year and not only when major shower activity is expected. The data add to a long-term archive of information covering activity, allowing long-term trends to be studied. Photographic and video observations yield valuable positional and orbital data. The Section also collects fireball reports for the British Fireball Survey (originally a joint exercise with the now defunct Artificial Satellite Section).

Section Officers

DirectorDr John Mason Telescopic CoordinatorChris Hall Photographic Fireball PatrolLen Entwisle Video network coordinatorWilliam Stewart Spectroscopy coordinatorWilliam Ward CommitteeNick James, Alex Pratt, George Spalding