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First light on new Manchester meteor observation camera

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Earlier this year we installed a new meteor all sky view camera at the University of Manchester. The camera was donated by Jim Rowe to Ashley King, who is a research scientist at the Natural History Museum in London and … Continue reading

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Perseids Meteor Shower August 2016 – tonight!

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Early morning of 12th August 2016 – for those of you in the northern hemisphere with clear skies (good luck Manchester folks!) you should be treated to a bumper show of shooting stars from the annual Perseids meteor shower. Earth … Continue reading

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Fireball event seen across Scotland

You may have seen news reports about a meteor event that was witnessed in Scotland on Monday (29th Feb 2016) night at about 6.30 pm. Fireball events such as this represent the entry of a small body (likely an asteroid, … Continue reading

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I’ve just seen something in the sky! What do I call it?!

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A Quick and Easy Guide to Naming Your Near Earth Object Sighting! Many of the recent Russian meteorite related comments being banded round by the media and things like twitter that are just plain wrong, I though I’d post a … Continue reading

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