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Prepare for the Quadrantid meteor shower. Includes tips on observing, photographing, and contributing your observations.
ASTRONOMY Jan 1984 (v.12#1) pg. 75

Observing tips for the Geminid meteor shower.
ASTRONOMY Dec 1990 (v.18#12) pg. 72

It came from outer space. Understanding and observing the trail of a vaporizing meteor and how to report your observations.
ASTRONOMY Feb 1991 (v.19#2) pg. 64
Added Info ASTRONOMY May 1991 (v.19#5) pg. 10

Night of the falling stars. Observing tips for the Perseid meteor shower.
ASTRONOMY Aug 1991 (v.19#8) pg. 65

Watching Halley's debris. Observing the meteor showers caused by debris from the tail of Comet Halley.
ASTRONOMY May 1992 (v.20#5) pg. 78

Gearing up for those Perseids. Observing equipment and advice for the annual (August) Perseid meteor shower.
ASTRONOMY Aug 1993 (v.21#8) pg. 76

Catch the Geminid meteor shower. Naked-eye observing techniques and tips on photographing a meteor shower.
ASTRONOMY Dec 1993 (v.21#12) pg. 82

A stormy Perseid forecast. Tips on observing the Perseid meteor shower which occurs annually in August. Includes tips on photography.
ASTRONOMY Aug 1994 (v.22#8) pg. 69

See the Orionids. Guide to observing the annual Orionid meteor shower.
ASTRONOMY Oct 1995 (v.23#10) pg. 67

A winter rich in meteors. How to observe the Leonid, Geminids, and Quadrantids meteor showers.
ASTRONOMY Nov 1996 (v.24#11) pg. 90

Astronomy 101. Diary of a neophyte astronomer. (1) Observing the Perseids meteor shower. (2) Collimating a newtonian reflector.
ASTRONOMY Aug 2002 (v.30#8) pg. 74

How to detect temperature inversions and meteor streaks using an ordinary FM radio or television receiver. Detection relies on atmospheric ionization.
SCIENCE PROBE! Apr 1991 (v.1#2) pg. 20

Tips on "observing" meteors by tuning a radio to a distant FM radio station.
SKY & TELESCOPE Jul 1983 (v.66#1) pg. 61

How to report a fireball (meteor) sighting.
SKY & TELESCOPE Apr 1985 (v.69#4) pg. 372

Astronomical computing. Computer program simulates the flight path of a meteor and calculates how big it was before hitting the Earth's atmosphere. Written in BASIC.
SKY & TELESCOPE Jan 1987 (v.73#1) pg. 83
Correction SKY & TELESCOPE Feb 1987 (v.73#2) pg. 197

Tip on correct procedure for counting meteors.
SKY & TELESCOPE Dec 1987 (v.74#6) pg. 678

Meteor observing. Part 1. Meteor basics. Basic techniques for studying meteors. Counting meteors.
SKY & TELESCOPE Aug 1988 (v.76#2) pg. 131

Meteor observing. Part 2. Observing and recording magnitudes. Plotting meteor paths. Reporting meteor sightings.
SKY & TELESCOPE Oct 1988 (v.76#4) pg. 363

Computer program, written in BASIC, to explore trends in meteor-shower dates. Lists the month and day of peak activity for up to nine well-known showers for any desired year.
SKY & TELESCOPE Aug 1989 (v.78#2) pg. 195

A simple meteor spectroscope is made from a cardboard box, two narrow prisms, and some wood.
SKY & TELESCOPE Nov 1990 (v.80#5) pg. 554

Two meteor projects for amateurs. (1) Sunset meteor showers. (2) Photographic spectra.
SKY & TELESCOPE May 1991 (v.81#5) pg. 478

Computer program for simulating a long-duration fireball traveling almost horizontally through the atmosphere.
SKY & TELESCOPE Jun 1991 (v.81#6) pg. 640

Tips on watching a Perseid meteor shower and reporting your observations.
SKY & TELESCOPE Aug 1991 (v.82#2) pg. 172

Detecting the very-low-frequency (VLF) radio waves generated by meteors using a simple receiver and loop antenna.
SKY & TELESCOPE Mar 1992 (v.83#3) pg. 329

Tips on observing meteor showers and reporting your sightings to the International Meteor Organization.
SKY & TELESCOPE Aug 1992 (v.84#2) pg. 185

A different way to observe the Perseids. Using a regular FM radio or TV set to detect the train of ionized gas left by a meteoroid entering Earth's atmosphere several hundred miles away.
SKY & TELESCOPE Aug 1992 (v.84#2) pg. 222

When, where and how to watch the Perseid meteor showers and report your findings to the IMO.
SKY & TELESCOPE Aug 1993 (v.86#2) pg. 49

The Leonids: king of the meteor showers. Looks at the history, causes and observing dates for 1995-2000. A related article for backyard astronomers focuses on planning your Leonid watch.
SKY & TELESCOPE Nov 1995 (v.90#5) pg. 24, 32

When asteroid meets earth. A computer program (written in BASIC) calculates the crater sizes which scientists believe would result from impacts with various-size objects.
SKY & TELESCOPE Nov 1996 (v.92#5) pg. 90

Watching the Perseid meteor shower. Some observing tips and how to report your findings.
SKY & TELESCOPE Aug 1997 (v.94#2) pg. 90

Observing meteors using an ordinary FM radio receiver. One of the easiest projects in radio astronomy.
SKY & TELESCOPE Dec 1997 (v.94#6) pg. 108