IMC 2010 Schedule
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Thursday, 16 September
16:30 - 17:30Registration (Youth Hostel)
17:30 - 20:00Welcome reception with drinks and finger food (Armagh Observatory)
20:30 - 23:00Registration, dessert and socializing (Youth Hostel)

Friday, 17 September
07:30 - 08:45Breakfast
09:00 - .......Registration (Market Place Theatre)
09:00 - 10:00 Opening
Chair: Apostolos Christou
09:00 - 09:20Welcome
Jim Speers, Mayor of Armagh City and District
Mark Bailey, Director of Armagh Observatory
Jürgen Rendtel, President of the International Meteor Organization
09:20 - 09:30Geert Barentsen and David Asher: Conference overview and practical announcements [PDF]
09:30 - 10:00Bill Cooke (invited): Uses of amateur meteor data in NASA spacecraft operations and design [PDF]
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break
OASES performance by local children and the Armagh Rhymers
10:45 - 12:40 Session 1: Optical observations
Chair: Sirko Molau
10:45 - 11:00Pete Gural: The California All-sky Meteor Surveillance (CAMS) System and Video Systems Trade-off Study [PDF]
11:05 - 11:15Filip Novoselnik and Denis Vida: Croatian Meteor Network: data reduction and analysis [PDF]
11:20 - 11:30Rafael Barrios: Perseids & Geminids 2009 in Venezuela [PDF]
11:35 - 11:45Raka Dabhade and Vaibhav Savant: Meteor Observations from the Indian Sub-continent [PDF]
11:50 - 12:00Prakash Atreya: French Meteor Network (PODET-NET) [PDF]
12:05 - 12:15Chris Peterson: Report on the operation of the Colorado Allsky Camera Network [PDF]
12:20 - 12:30Przemysław Żołądek: Meteor Spectrum obtained by a DSLR camera [PDF]
12:40 - 13:30Lunch (Market Place Theatre)
13:30 - 15:20Session 2: Space Situational Awareness - understanding the meteoroid environment
Chair: Rainer Arlt
13:30 - 13:40Gerhard Drolshagen (invited): ESA's activities related to the meteoroid environment [PDF]
13:45 - 14:00Sirko Molau: Towards flux rates from video meteor observations [PDF]
14:05 - 14:15Francisco Ocaña González: Algorithm to compute meteoroid flux densities and spatial number densities from video observation data
14:20 - 14:30Chris Steyaert: Combined determination of stream activity and Observability Function from forward scatter radio observations [PDF]
14:35 - 14:45Detlef Koschny: Meteor light curves derived from the VMO [live demonstration]
14:50 - 15:00Anastasios Margonis: Results from the 2010 Perseids Campaign using the SPOSH Camera
15:05 - 15:15Jürgen Rendtel: High-inclination autumn showers from video meteor network data [PDF]
15:20 - 16:10Attended Poster session + Coffee
P01: Eduard Pittich and Nina Solovaya: The rotation of small particles
P02: (withdrawn)
P03: Grigoris Maravelias: Hellenic Amateur Astronomy Association's Activities [PDF]
P04: Stanislav Kaniansky: Meteorite Kosice - The Fall in Slovakia [PDF]
P05: Valentin Grigore: Perseids 2010 in Romania
P06: Mitja Govedič: About meteor group on Youth astronomical and research camp 2010 in Slovenia
P07: Anna Kartashova: Distribution of meteor influx (Index of meteor activity) to the Earth
P08: Geoffrey Grayer: The Electrostatic Detection of Meteors
P09: Thomas Grau: Examinations to the meteorite fall event on the Danish island Lolland in January 2009
P10: Alastair McBeath, David Entwistle: Meteor Beliefs Project: False Meteorites in Britain
P11: Alastair McBeath: A History of the SPA Meteor Section
P12: (withdrawn)
P13: Andrey Murtazov: Wide-angle TV-observation of bright Perseids in 2007-2009
P14: Pete Gural: Meteor camera trade-off study
P15: Miruna Popescu: OASES - Over Us all is the Selfsame Sky
16:10 - 17:10 Session 3: Comet dynamics and worldwide visual observations
Chair: David Asher
16:10 - 16:20Abedin Abedin: Cascading fragmentation of comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 [PDF]
16:25 - 16:35Jeremie Vaubaillon: 2011 Draconids: outburst or meteor storm? [PDF]
16:40 - 16:50Suresh Bhattarai: Visual Observation of Meteors in Nepal [PDF]
16:55 - 17:05Bill Ward: Video Meteor Spectra
17:10 - 18:10Session 4: Radio observations
Chair: Cis Verbeeck
17:10 - 17:20Herve Lamy: BRAMS: the Belgian RAdio Meteor Stations [PDF]
17:25 - 17:35Megan Argo: The Jodrell Bank Meteor Detector [PDF]
17:40 - 17:50Geoffrey Grayer: Electrostatic Observations of the 2010 Perseids
17:55 - 18:05Jean-Louis Rault: Epsilons, Cs, Corkscrews and Co [PDF]
18:15 - 21:00Parallel program
Option A:
18:15 - 19:30Poster session (continued) + Socializing in Theatre Bar
19:30 - 20:30Dinner - second shift (Youth Hostel)
Option B:
18:15 - 19:15Dinner - first shift (Youth Hostel)
19:30 - 21:30Radio Workshop (Chair: Jean-Louis Rault)
Chris Steyaert: Meteor Trajectory from Multiple Station Head Echo Doppler Observations [PDF]
Geoffrey Grayer: More thoughts on the Electrostatic Detection of Meteors
21:00 - 01:00Social evening in Turners Pub (Charlemont Hotel)
with Irish Music by the Armagh Rhymers

Saturday, 18 September
07:30 - 08:45Breakfast
09:00 - 10:40 Session 5: Fireballs and the ablation process
Chair: Detlef Koschny
09:00 - 09:05Jean-Louis Rault: Report from the Radio Workshop
09:05 - 09:10Detlef Koschny: Report from the Fireball Workshop [PDF]
09:10 - 09:20Martin Towner: Latest results from the Desert Fireball Network [PDF]
09:25 - 09:35Casper ter Kuile: Asteroid 2008 TC3 expedition to Sudan [PDF]
09:40 - 09:50Felix Bettonvil: Design of the 'optimal' All-sky camera for amateurs [PDF]
09:55 - 10:05Maria Gritsevich: Fireball Aerodynamics and Luminosity [PDF]
10:10 - 10:20Lidia Egorova: Modern models of fracture meteoroids [PDF]
10:25 - 10:35David C. Cullen: Hypervelocity Artificial Meteoroids Experiment (HAM•E) [PDF]
10:40 - 11:10Group photo
Coffee break
11:10 - 13:00 Session 6: Meteor astrometry and trajectory determination
Chair: Apostolos Christou
11:10 - 11:20Anna Kartashova: Measurements of celestial coordinates of meteor events registered by TV systems [PDF]
11:25 - 11:35Eliška Anna Kubičková: Computer Vision in Meteor Research [PDF]
11:40 - 11:50Ivan Sauli: MeteorFinder - New meteor detector software [PDF]
11:55 - 12:05Mariusz Wiśniewski: Video Meteor Astrometry [PDF]
12:10 - 12:20Damir Segon: On Astrometry of Very Bright Video Meteors [PDF]
12:25 - 12:35Julia M. de la Parra: RANBO: An N-Body Simulator for Radiant Determination [PDF]
12:45 - 12:55John McFarland and David Asher: The meteor work of E.J. Opik at the Armagh Observatory + excursion introduction
13:00 - 14:00Lunch (Youth Hostel)
14:00 - 18:00Excursion to Armagh Observatory (Robinson Dome + Grubb refractor; Human Orrery; main Observatory building including Opik special exhibition) and the Navan Centre
18:30 - 20:00Dinner (Youth Hostel)
20:00 - 21:15General Assembly of the IMO + presentation of future IMC proposals (Theatre)
Chair: Jürgen Rendtel
21:15 - 22:00Cultural session (Theatre)
Jean-Louis Rault: Meteors Music [MP3]
Nagatoshi Nogami: A meteorite poem from ancient China
Andrei Dorian Gheorghe et al: International Astropoetry Show (part I)
22:00 - .......Move to Youth Hostel
International Astropoetry Show (part II)
Social evening with snacks and guitars