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The Meteoroid Environment Office (MEO) observes several meteor showers each year.  A more comprehensive study of meteor showers is accomplished when observers world-wide cooperate in the collection of meteor observations.  The observation method varies – visual, photographic, video, radar, telescopic, etc – but each is useful to the meteor community.

If you would like to get involved in meteor shower observations, just for fun or in a more scientific sense, the International Meteor Organization (IMO) has a wonderful website created, as per their introduction page, β€œto encourage, support and coordinate meteor observing, to improve the quality of amateur observations, to disseminate observations and results to other amateurs and professionals and to make global analyses of observations received world-wide.”  See http://www.imo.net/ for more information.