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Julius Benton from United StatesPostal address:
ASSOCIATES IN ASTRONOMY, P.O. Box 30545, Savannah, Georgia 31410, United StatesEmail:
jlbaina - at - msn.comHomepage Julius Benton: http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/alpo/Occupation:
Interested in Visual Meteor Observations
Peter Bias from United StatesPostal address:
2731 Nevada Road, Lakeland, FL 33803-3254, United StatesEmail:
pbias - at - flsouthern.eduOccupation:
Professor of Business and Economics
I have special interest in visual observations. I authored “Meteors and Meteor Showers; An Amateur’s Guide to Meteors” in 2006.
Paul Bowman from United StatesPostal address:
Washington Services, 14002 81st Pl NE, Kirkland, WA 98034, United StatesEmail:
patobo - at - gmail.comOccupation:
William Branch from United StatesPostal address:
4745 Laverda Dr, Haltom City, TX 76117, United StatesEmail:
pat_branch - at - yahoo.comOccupation:
Observing meteor showers, meteorite hunting
John Briggs from United StatesPostal address:
HUT Observatory, P.O. Box 3725, Eagle, Colorado 81631-3725, United StatesEmail:
john.w.briggs - at - gmail.comOccupation:
I am operating a video meteor system with MetRec software as part of Chris Peterson's Colorado meteor network.
William Cooke from United StatesPostal address:
NASA Meteoroid Environment Office, 6231 Rime Village Drive Apt 104, Huntsville, AL 35806, United StatesEmail:
william.j.cooke - at - nasa.govOccupation:
John Correira from United StatesPostal address:
1109 Treeside Lane, Herndon, VA 20170, United StatesEmail:
john.correira - at - gmail.comOccupation:
Robert Culbertson from United StatesPostal address:
788 Hill City Road, Cranberry Pennsylvania 16319-3612, United StatesEmail:
wa3ygq - at - amsat.orgHomepage Robert Culbertson : www.myspace.com/wa3ygqOccupation:
meteor induced Sporadic E propagation and High Angle Radiation on the VHF, HF and MF Amateur Radio Frequencies
Mark Davis from United StatesPostal address:
101 Margate Circle, Goose Creek, SC 29445, United StatesEmail:
meteors - at - comcast.netOccupation:
Founder and Coordinator of North American Meteor Network. Visual observer interested in minor showers.
George Drobnock from United StatesPostal address:
213 S. Jefferson St., Mount Union, PA 17066, United StatesEmail:
drobnock - at - penn.comOccupation:
Interested in visual and VLF radio observations.
Howard Edin from United StatesPostal address:
556 E 2200 Road, Eudora, KS, United StatesEmail:
howard.edin - at - gmail.comHomepage Howard Edin: www.howardedin.comOccupation:
Visual and photographic observer.
Vladimir Getman from United StatesPostal address:
Pennsylvania State University, 121 EEE, University Park, PA 16802, United StatesEmail:
vsg1 - at - psu.eduOccupation:
Astronomer, observer of meteors, comets artificial earth satellites, participated in observations (Tajikistan, Somalia, Mozambique, Puerto Rico, USA). Participated in the following NASA projects:
Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Mission (still in orbit); Cosmic Ray
Energetic And Mass (CREAM) balloon experiment in Antarctica,
2004-2005. Treasurer of the American Meteor Society 2008-2012. Chess player.
Peter Gural from United StatesPostal address:
351 Samantha Dr., Sterling, VA 20164-5539, United StatesEmail:
peter.s.gural - at - saic.comOccupation:
Senior Scientist at Science Applications Int. Corp
Developing computer based automated streak detection and
analysis software for a variety of electro-optical meteor systems. These include all-sky, moderate field of view, down to telescopic FOVs with software developed for meteor detection in systems with long frame integration, short frame integration, video rate collection, mirror controlled meteor tracking, and the flash detection of lunar meteoroid impacts. Developer of the "MeteorScan" automated meteor detection and analysis software for identifying meteor tracks in live or videotaped night sky imagery. Been involved with many meteor collection field campaigns since 1998 on both ground and airborne platforms. Activities include bicycling, softball, and local high school marching band support.
Gerhard Harmon from United StatesPostal address:
4939 Chestnut St., Shady Side, MD 20764, United StatesEmail:
wryhope - at - comcast.net
Carl Hergenrother from United StatesPostal address:
4101 N Sunnywood Pl., Tucson, AZ 85749, United StatesEmail:
chergen - at - yahoo.comHomepage Carl Hergenrother: http://transientsky.wordpress.com/Occupation:
Bronx, New York, USA
David Holman from United StatesPostal address:
424 Avon St. #4, Oakland, CA 94618, United StatesEmail:
daveh - at - lmi.netOccupation:
Started visual observering in 1992, also interested in video and radio observing. Worked on the Multi-Insturment Airborne Campaign from 1999 to 2008. Currently working on the CAMS Project in California (2011- ? ).
Peter Jenniskens from United StatesPostal address:
SETI Institute, 189 Bernardo Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94043, United StatesEmail:
Petrus.M.Jenniskens - at - nasa.govOccupation:
Interested in meteors, meteor showers, and meteorite falls, and their relation to minor planets. Career pages at: http://airborne.seti.org.
Jeffrey Jones from United StatesPostal address:
19 Rutherford Circle, Sterling, VA 20165, United StatesEmail:
jonesjeffr - at - hotmail.comOccupation:
Visual and Video observing.
Peter Kozich from United StatesPostal address:
2966 Aberdeen Dr, Florissant, MO 63033, United StatesEmail:
kozichpj - at - yahoo.comOccupation:
Although never formally trained in astronomy, I find meteor outbursts and modeling of meteor streams extremely interesting.
Gary Kronk from United StatesPostal address:
5682 Forest Drive, Hillsboro, United StatesEmail:
kronk - at - cometography.comHomepage Gary Kronk: http://meteorshowersonline.com/Occupation:
Senior Support Analyst
Observing, photographing, and historical research.
Robert Layman from United StatesPostal address:
207 Birchwood Drive, West Chester, Pa. 19380, United StatesEmail:
Layman3 - at - Aol.comOccupation:
Vladimir Lukic from United StatesPostal address:
Stevens Institute of Technology, Department of Physics, Castle Point on Hudson, Hoboken, NJ 07030, United StatesEmail:
lukicv - at - gmail.comOccupation:
Visual, video, physics, data analysis, education.
Robert Lunsford from United StatesPostal address:
1828 Cobblecreek Street, Chula Vista, CA 91913-3917, United StatesEmail:
lunro.imo.usa - at - cox.netOccupation:
Newspaper circulation manager
Year-round visual observer and plotter. Photographer during major showers. Also interested in variable stars, comets, planets, and deep-sky observations. IMO Secretary-General since 1998, IMO Assistant Treasurer since 1997, Meteor Section Coordinator for the Association of Lunar & Planetary Observers, Operations Manager of the American Meteor Society.
Paul Martsching from United StatesPostal address:
209 S Oak Apt 122, Ames IA 50010-6949, United StatesEmail:
pmartsching - at - mchsi.comOccupation:
mail room clerk at Iowa State University
Robert Michell from United StatesPostal address:
Southwest Research Institute, 6220 Culebra Rd., San Antonio, TX 78238, United StatesEmail:
rmichell - at - swri.eduOccupation:
Optical imaging and spectra as well as incoherent scatter radar observations.
Danielle Moser from United StatesPostal address:
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, MITS/EV44, Huntsville, Alabama 35806, United StatesEmail:
danielle.e.moser - at - nasa.gov
Edmond Murad from United StatesPostal address:
20 Kenwick Terrace, Newton, MA 02458-2419, United StatesEmail:
emurad - at - verizon.netOccupation:
Michael Otte from United StatesPostal address:
5001 South Koch Rd, Pearl City, IL 61062, United StatesEmail:
mike.otte96-at-gmail.com - at - Homepage Michael Otte: http://mmotte.mystarband.net/Occupation:
Interested in Radio and Video observations, although I have spent some evenings just plain watching "shooting stars". I have been keeping a forward scatter station running for a few years(rmob.org) and a video station using Sirko's Metrec program. Goals are to improve my data, build a "station in a box" using a microcontroller, direction find, and learn more about radar obs. I welcome conversation on subject.
Joseph Pedroncelli from United StatesPostal address:
3869 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Apt. # 1608, Albuquerque, NM 87109, United StatesOccupation:
Member of the Albuquerque Astronomical Society. Interested in visual observations and photography.
Chris Peterson from United StatesPostal address:
Cloudbait Observatory, 1925 Tess Trace, Guffey, Colorado 80820, United StatesEmail:
clp - at - alumni.caltech.eduHomepage Chris Peterson: www.cloudbait.comOccupation:
All sky video monitoring of showers and sporadic meteors. Orbital analysis. Atmospheric dynamics of meteors. Analysis of large data sets. Meteor and general astronomy education.
Greg Porr from United StatesPostal address:
204 Whiteford Way, Lexington, SC 29072, United StatesEmail:
gporr - at - alumni.princeton.eduOccupation:
Computer Engineer; seeking something new
Have been observing meteor showers since I was 9 years old in 1972 when my dad got me interested in them. Also interested in the comets associated with the showers.
Richard Pucillo from United StatesPostal address:
1618 Via Undoso, Santa Maria, CA 93454, United States
Terrence Ross from United StatesPostal address:
P.O.Box 1897, Alpine, Texas 79831-1897, United StatesEmail:
terrencedross - at - bigbend.netOccupation:
Retired Tool & Die Maker
Jane Sibley from United StatesPostal address:
Independent Scholar, P.O. Box 123, Haddam, CT 06438-0123, United StatesEmail:
jrsibley - at - snet.netOccupation:
Self-Employed:Writer, Lecturer, Teacher
Meteorites in folklore, folk medicine, divination, religion, superstition etc.
Richard Taibi from United StatesPostal address:
7002 Coolridge Drive, Temple Hills, MD 20748, United StatesEmail:
rjtaibi - at - hotmail.comOccupation:
Forensic and clinical psychologist
Visual observations of major meteor showers. Conduct research about the history of the American Meteor Society.
Robert Warren from United StatesPostal address:
61733 Locust Road, South Bend, IN 46614-9786, United StatesEmail:
cometman_75 - at - hotmail.com
William Watson from United StatesPostal address:
771 Fletcher Street, Tonawanda, NY 14150, United StatesEmail:
WilliamWatsonSr - at - aol.comOccupation:
Retired Science Teacher
Interested in visual observations (counts, magnitude estimates and plotting). See
Thomas White from United StatesPostal address:
21 Arline Dr. , Centralia,IL. 62801-4405, United StatesEmail:
soar134 - at - hotmail.comOccupation:
Operations Staff, Kaskaskia College Centralia,IL
Mainly involved in Radio Meteor Observing. Also have interests in Radio Astronomy and various aspects of Observational Astronomy.
Member-Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers (USA)
Earl Wilson from United StatesPostal address:
PO Box 830, Lone Pine, CA 93545, United StatesEmail:
zearl.email - at - gmail.comHomepage Earl Wilson: NoneOccupation:
Hydrology Tech-remote sensing and data aquisition
Meteors/fireballs, meteor stream dynamics, asteroids, comets, photographic/video data collection, geological evidence of impacts, archeoastronomy, computers/database processing.
Sentinel Fireball/All Sky Network - maintain three locations in California.
Member of SAS, IOTA, SETI, Planetary Society.
President - China Lake Astronomical Society.
Treasurer - Western Amateur Astronomers.