Last weekend the International Meteor Organization held its annual International Meteor Conference (IMC) in Oostmalle, Belgium. Nearly 100 participants from all over the world joined us for this four-day event. During more than 40 lectures both professional and amateur astronomers reported on the progress of their work in meteor science. Apart from the exchange of scientific results, the IMC is also a moment where meteor enthousiasts tighten and renew their friendship.
Before the actual conference, some of the participants already attended the Radio Meteor School in which Prof. Dr. Oleg Belkovich, Russian eminence grise in meteor astronomy, lectured on the physical and mathematical theory of radio meteor observations.
The IMC 2005 was organized by Urania, the public observatory of Antwerp. Your comments are very welcome! Lecturers are requested to submit their contribution to the Proceedings before the 15th of October.
From 14 till 17 September 2006, the Meteor Section of the Dutch Association for Meteorology
and Astronomy will host the IMC in Roden, a village close to Groningen in the northern part of The Netherlands.
See you next year!