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Meteor Showers

First, Gary Kronk, sponsored by the American Meteor Society, provides information on the meteor shower, The Leonids, as well as a meteor-observing calendar (1). Users can also learn about the differences between comets and meteors. The second website features the International Meteor Organization's (IMO) research, news, software, and observational results (2). Students can learn about the many...
The American Meteor Society

Based in Geneseo, New York, the American Meteor Society (AMS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting meteoritical research by both amateur and professional astronomers. The AMS Website provides weekly updates on observed meteor activity, a section of logs and images of fireball sightings, and overviews of and resources for both visual and radio observations. A highlight of the site is...
The Chesapeake Meteor

Presented by the US Geological Survey, The Chesapeake Meteor Web site chronicles the impact created by the meteor. The site explains how the sixth largest crater on earth was formed and also provides ten related lessons on its activities page. Educators will find lesson plans dealing with graded sediments and impact events, meteor showers, aquifers, Eocene astroblemes, seismographs, growing...
The International Meteor Organization

The home page of the International Meteor Organization (IMO) has many resources for both casual sky watchers to more serious observers. There are sections devoted to different methods for observing meteors, global analyses and data of meteor showers, fireball observations, and the radio meteor scatter observation technique. Various software titles for analyzing and recording meteor data can be...
The Meteoritical Society

The Meteoritical Society, which provides this interesting Website, is an international scholarly society formed to promote the study of meteors and meteorites, interplanetary dust, lunar samples, and other extraterrestrial materials. The site acquaints visitors with such phenomena as tektites (impact glass), moon rocks, and space dust by featuring referenced overview articles, authored by scholars...
University of New Mexico: Institute of Meteoritics

The University of Mexico's Institute of Meteoritics (IOM) claims to be the first institution in the world dedicated to the study of meteorites. The website features the Institute's Electron Microbeam Facility, Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, and the High Pressure and High Temperature Experimental Petrology Laboratories. Users can search through an online database of the Meteorite...