Tweeting Shooting Stars: World's First Mass Participation Meteor Star Party

Tim HewisonEarth Observation

Amateur astronomers across the UK are preparing to tweet the world’s first mass participation meteor star party, as part of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009). Led by Newbury Astronomical Society, the Twitter Meteorwatch will take place from the evening of Tuesday August 11th until the morning of August 13th, 2009, covering the peak of the Perseids meteor shower.