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Meteor Showers

The following sources are recommended by an expert whose research specialty is meteor showers.


Six Superlative Sources

· Hawkes, R., I. Mann, and P. Brown (eds). 2006. Modern Meteor Science: An Interdisciplinary View. Springer.

· Jenniskens, P. 2006. Meteor Showers and Their Parent Comets. Cambridge University Press.

· Kronk, G.W. 1988. Meteor Showers: A Descriptive Catalog. Enslow Publishers.

· McKinley, D.W.R. 1961. Meteor Science and Engineering. McGraw-Hill.

· Lovell, A.C.B. 1954. Meteor Astronomy. Clarendon Press.

· Olivier, C.P. 1925. Meteors. Williams and Wilkins.

Other Excellent Sources


· Schiaparelli, G.V. 1871. Entwurf einer Astronomischen Theorie der Sternschnuppen. Th. v. d. Nahmer.


· WGN: The Journal of the International Meteor Organization. 1973-present, bimonthly. Trayner, C. (ed). International Meteor Organization.


· Jenniskens, P., F. Rietmeijer, N. Brosch, and M. Fonda. 2000. Leonid Storm Research. Kluwer Academic Publishers.

· Lazzaro, D., S. Ferraz-Mello, and J. Angel Fernández (eds). 2005. Asteroids, Comets, Meteors: Proceedings of the 229th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union Held in Búzios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 7-12, 2005. Cambridge University Press.

· Murad, E., and I.P. Williams (eds). 2002. Meteors in the Earth's Atmosphere. Cambridge University Press.

· Yano, H., S. Abe, and M. Yoshikawa (eds). 2003. The Institute of Space and Astronautical Science Report SP No. 15: Proceedings of the 2002 International Science Symposium on the Leonid Meteor Storms. Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS).


· Beech, M. 2006. Meteors and Meteorites: Origins and Observations. Crowood Press.

· Bias, P.V. 2005. Meteors and Meteor Showers. An Amateur's Guide to Meteors. Miracle Publishing.

· Bone, N. 1994. Meteors. Sky and Telescope Observer's Guides, Sky Publishing.


· IMCCE Meteor Showers Database. Institut de Mécanique Céléste et de Calcul des Ephémérides.

· Jenniskens, P. The Leonid Multi-Instrument Aircraft Campaign. Ames Research Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

· Leonid Meteors. Armagh Observatory.

· Meteor Research at the Ondrejov Observatory. Group of Meteor Physics, Astronomical Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

· Space Environments and Effects (SEE) Program. Marshall Space Flight Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

· Spanish Photographic Meteor Network.

· University of Western Ontario Meteor Group. University of Western Ontario.


· Kronk, G.W. Meteor Showers Online.


· American Meteor Society.

· British Astronomical Association Meteor Section. British Astronomical Association.

· Dutch Meteor Society.

· International Meteor Organization.

· McBeath, A. Society for Popular Astronomy Meteor Section. Society for Popular Astronomy.

· Nipon Meteor Society.

· North American Meteor Network.

· Polish Fireball Network.

· Sociedad de Observadores de Meteoros y Cometas de España (Spanish Meteor Society).

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