Other organizations

The European Radio Astronomy Club (ERAC) is a European organization with about 350 members in 19 different countries, interested in all aspects of radio astronomy, including radio meteor detection. Radio observers are warmly recommended to take a look at to learn more about this organisation and its activities. Don’t hesitate to contact ERAC officers, as they are keen to enhance cooperation between radio observers.

Introductions to radio meteor observation

  • McKinley D.W.R., “Meteor Science and Engineering”, McGraw-Hill, 1961, 309 pages.
  • Steyaert C., “Handboek Radiowaarnemingen”, Vereniging Voor Sterrenkunde, Werkgroep  Meteoren (Belgium), 1985, 129 pages. (in Dutch)
  • Wislez J.-M., “Forward Scattering of Radio Waves off Meteor Trails”, Proceedings of the International Meteor Conference, Brandenburg 14-17 September 1995, edited by Paul Roggemans and André Knöfel, International Meteor Organization, 1995, pp. 83-98.
  • Brown P., Hock B., “The 1994 Perseids : Radio Observations”, WGN 22 no 3, pp. 92-94, 1994.

Frequency tables

  • World Radio and TV Handbook, Billboard Books, published yearly.
  • Leponiemi T., European FM Handbook, published yearly.


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  28. Who is Who in IMO?