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NASA WORKSHOP: METEOR VIDEO OBSERVATIONS AND ANALYSIS
 
The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) DATE:
Aug 4-5, 2011

LOCATION:
Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI)
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, North Carolina, 28772 USA

HOST:
NASA Meteoroid Environment Office

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:
The advent of low cost, low light level video cameras has resulted in the rapid spread of meteor video systems, from narrow field to all-sky. This explosion of operational instruments has resulted in many challenges to both meteor scientists and amateur meteor observers, especially in the areas of data analysis and information sharing. The primary aim of this workshop is to gather professional and amateur meteor observers together into an open forum where observational techniques, detection software, and data analysis methods can be presented and debated.

SCIENTIFIC TOPICS:
  • Video Observations
    • All-sky
    • Narrow & wide field
    • Telescopic
  • Detection Software
    • ASGARD
    • MeteorScan
    • MetRec
    • UFOCapture
    • WSentinel
    • Other detection algorithms
  • Analysis Methods
    • Trajectory & orbit determination
    • Magnitude
    • Dark flight calculation
    • Databases
PRESENTATIONS:
Presentation length will be determined by the number of participants, but we are currently setting a target of 20 minutes per presentation, with an additional 5 minutes set aside for questions.

REGISTRATION:
If you can attend this workshop, please respond by email to Dr. Bill Cooke at william.j.cooke@nasa.gov on or before June 15, 2011. Please include a title and abstract if you intend to present. Additional details – travel information, lodging details, etc. – are available in the links below. There is no registration fee. We regret that no financial assistance can be provided to cover travel or lodging costs.

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PARI Site Map (PDF, 268 KB)

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