Re: (IAAC) Any meteor watchers planning to attend Winter Star Pary 2001?
I like to "ooooohs" and "ahhhhhs" from group watching.
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From: "Lew Gramer" <email@example.com>
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Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2001 12:47 PM
Subject: (IAAC) Any meteor watchers planning to attend Winter Star Pary
> I have the good fortune to be attending the WSP down on West Summerland
> this year. However, I will not be bringing my 20" or any other large
> instrument! Instead, I intend to enjoy views through fellow attendees'
> and most often, simply to set up my lawn chair and observe meteors each
> I am an avid meteor watcher, who does regular meteor recording and
> for both scientific analysis and fun, using the standardized methodology
> out by the International Meteor Organization. That method consists of
> Limiting Magnitude estimates using the Star Count method, plus recording
> meteor magnitudes and shower associations (using IMO's three criteria of
> alignment, path length, and angular velocity).
> I watch meteors fairly seriously. HOWEVER, I love to have company from
> folks who are "just watching". So I'm hoping to locate - via email ahead
> time - other WSP attendees with at least a passing interest in meteors! If
> you or someone in your local Club will be attending WSP '01, and might be
> interested in joining me for an hour or two (or more) of meteor observing
> during that week, please email me!
> If I hear from more than one person, I'll make an effort to keep all of us
> "WSP meteorites" in touch via email prior to the event.
> Clear skies all, and many meteors!
> Lew Gramer, ATMs of Boston, American Meteor Society
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