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Meteors and Meteorites By Martin Beech

Meteors and Meteorites
by Martin Beech

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Deals with the observation and origin of meteors and meteorites. Topics covered in this book include: guidance on visual observation; practical projects demonstrating how the observer can gather scientifically useful data; and instructions on how to photograph meteor trails and how to video meteoroid impact flashes upon the Moon.
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Meteors and Meteorites: Origins and Observations by Martin Beech

The earth is bombarded both day and night by meteoroids and meteorites. These wayward bodies - small fragments derived from ageing comets and the collisions between asteroids - are observed in the Earth's upper atmosphere as meteors [shooting stars] and brilliant fireballs. Written with the amateur astronomer in mind, the topics covered in this book include: step-by-step guidance on visual observation and analysing data; practical projects demonstrating how the observer can gather scientifically useful data; instructions on how to photograph meteor trails and how to video meteoroid impact flashes upon the Moon; fireball detection systems and designs for meteor detection systems using radio receivers; advice on how to look for and identify meteorites; step-by-step instructions on starting a micrometeorite collection.

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About Martin Beech


Martin Beech is Associate Professor of Astronomy at Campion College, the University of Regina, in Saskatchewan, Canada. He is chairperson of the Meteorites and Impacts Advisory Committee [MIAC] to the Canadian Space Agency, and is a contributing editor to the Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

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GOR004442978
Meteors and Meteorites: Origins and Observations by Martin Beech
Martin Beech
Used - Very Good
Paperback
The Crowood Press Ltd
2006-03-31
192
1861268254
9781861268259
N/A
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