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Meteor Section, Observing forms

Posted by Paul A Brierley at 17:52 on 2010 May 07

I've taken on the roll of Observing Coordinator for my local astronomical society, Macclesfield AS. And I would like to hold regular meteor observing sessions, beginning with the Persieds on August 12th.Where can I get hold of, the report forms which Neil used to send, and whom do I send my observations to?I am a member of the BAA meteor section, but I have not done anything with the section, for some time because of the poor British weather.Can some body help me please?RegardsPaul Anthony Brierley.

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Posted by Gary Poyner at 20:27 on 2010 May 07

Hi Paul,A quick look at the Meteor Section webpages reveals that John Mason is acting Director. He would be the person to ask as to where your reports should be sent. I also note that they have a 'Report Form' Excel Spreadsheet available for download. Things have moved on a bit since I used to send my paper MeteorReports to George Spalding years ago!Cheers,Gary

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Posted by Gary Poyner at 20:28 on 2010 May 07

Hi Paul,A quick look at the Meteor Section webpages reveals that John Mason is acting Director. He would be the person to ask as to where your reports should be sent. I also note that they have a 'Report Form' Excel Spreadsheet available for download. Things have moved on a bit since I used to send my paper MeteorReports to George Spalding years ago!Cheers,Gary

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Posted by Gary Poyner at 20:29 on 2010 May 07

Can't think how my message appeared twice. Weird....

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Posted by Paul A Brierley at 20:38 on 2010 May 07

Thanks Gary,I'll take a quick look.

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Posted by Callum Potter at 11:52 on 2010 May 10

Hi Paul,there is the Excel report form at:/images_old/stories/sections/meteor/MeteorSectionReportBlank.xlsand also a scan of the old printed form at:http://www.britastro.org/meteor/images/report.gifJohn Mason is the current (acting) director of the section, and reports should be sent to him. Postal address and other contact details are in the back of the BAA Journal.Clear skies,Callum

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Posted by Paul A Brierley at 17:38 on 2010 May 11

Hello Callum,I have saved the excel report from. And will hopefully organise a meteor watch on Thursday August 12 with members from my local astronomical society. Thank you for the web links.