Between 14 and 17 September, the International Meteor Organization held its annual conference in the Dutch village of Roden. This 25th edition of the International Meteor Conference was hosted by the Meteor Section of the Royal Dutch Association for Meteorology and Astronomy, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.

Almost 70 meteor-lovers from all over the world gathered to listen to lectures about meteor science and observation techniques. In the evening new friendships were formed and old ones renewed. On Saturday the group visited the world-famous Westerbork radio telescope and the newest radio telescope on Earth, LOFAR. In the evening the birthday of the IMC and the meteor section was celebrated
with a barbeque and live music.


As chairman of the Dutch Meteor section I must say that it was a big job to organize the IMC. But looking back at it, it was more than worthwhile. If you have any comments, please send them to us.

Next year the IMC will take place in France, close to Pic du Midi in the Pyrenees. The exact date and further details will be communicated in our journal WGN and the mailing list
as they become available.

Thank you all for coming to the IMC! I hope to see you all next year.

Some pictures

If you have an album somewhere on the web, let us know! You can also upload your pictures to and tag them with “imc2006roden”.

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