After observing several impressive major shower maxima you may have caught the meteor-watching "bug" and ask whether there is anything interesting to see in between the activity periods of major showers. The answer is a clear 'YES' since there are the so-called minor showers that have not been investigated nearly as well as the major ones. In addition there are always sporadic meteors to observe, too. There is a great need for reliable observations throughout the whole year and if you have some experience you can contribute a lot to the understanding of all types of meteor activity.
Obtaining the necessary experience is impossible when sitting inside and talking about meteors. Read this chapter carefully and then go outside to observe regularly even if it is cold and uncomfortable! In this way you will soon belong to the handful of people observing throughout the whole year and thus gain the experience to properly observe minor showers.