- Gary Kronk’s Comets & Meteor Showers page – Widely acclaimed as the finest resource on meteors, comets, and meteor showers on the net, this site is maintained by author, astronomy historian and AMS affiliate Gary Kronk.
The Meteor Observing Mailing List (meteorobs)
- North American Meteor Network (NAMN) internet coordinator Lew Gramer administers an e-mail list for all meteor enthusiasts: meteorobs. The list is frequented by beginners seeking to learn more about meteors and meteor observing, by experienced amateurs from around the world, and even occasionally by professional researchers.
Note: The AMS does not attempt to locate or trade in meteorites. For information on meteoritic science, see the Meteoritical Society, an international, non-profit organization devoted to the study of extraterrestrial materials and history, including meteorites and tektites.
- The Minor Planet Center — The MPC operates at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, under the auspices of Commission 20 of the International Astronomical Union (IAU)
- Asteroids — from “The Nine Planets” interactive tour of the Solar System
- The Spaceguard Foundation
- Spacewatch -at Kitt Peak.
- NASA Asteroid Radar Research Page
- LONEOS — The Lowell Observatory Near-Earth Object Search is a system designed to find Earth-crossing asteroids (ECAs) and comets (ECCs), collectively known as near-Earth objects (NEOs).
- NASA’s Comet Observation Page
- Dr. Louis Frank’s “Small Comets” – a controversial theory from a respected aeronomer
- Dr. David Jewitt’s Submillimeter Comet Page – Dr. Jewitt observes comets in the submillimeter wavelengths using the James Clerk Maxwell telescope on Mauna Kea.
- SKY Online’s Comets Page
- The International Comet Quarterly
- Weekly Information about Bright Comets — provided by Seiichi Yoshida
Amateur Organizations and Projects
- The International Meteor Organization (IMO) — a valuable source of information on observing techiniques
- The Dutch Meteor Society (DMS) — a group of advanced observers providing useful information
- Society for Popular Astronomy Meteor Section (SPA)– based in Great Britain
- The North American Meteor Network– a free online meteor group open to all observers
- A.L.P.O. Meteors Section– specializing in the observations of solar system objects
- The British Astronomical Association (BAA) — the BAA has a very active meteor section
- The Royal Astonomical Society of Canada– popularizing all aspects of astronomy across Canada
- Night Sky Information by Emil Neata— Weekly information about the night sky, astronomy articles and observations
- Mark Fortune’s Meteor Blog— A site dedicated to discussions about meteors.
- British Columbia Meteor Network— The BCMN is a network comprised of professionals and amateurs using video and radio detection components to advance our knowledge of meteor science.
- The Transient Sky – Comets, Asteroids, Meteors— Carl Hergenrother’s informative site bringing you cool stuff about Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors
Professional Level Organizations and Projects
- Interstellar Meteoroids detected by Prof. Jack Baggaley at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
- The American Astronomical Society — the major professional organization in North America for astronomers and other scientists and individuals interested in astronomy. The History section has a good page on amateurs including the founding of the AMS.
- The NASA Astrophysics Data System Home Page — Abstracts and reprints from professional journals.
- Arecibo Observatory
- Millstone Hill Observatory — Incoherent scatter radar in Westford, Massachusetts.
- EISCAT — Incoherent scatter radar in Norway.
- NASA Long Duration Exposure Facility — Meteoroid and Debris Special Investigation Group.
- Solar System Dynamics Group — at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London.
- Space Weather-Provided by meteorologist Lee Robertson of the Philadelphia/Mt. Holly weather bureau.