Grade 9 Library

University of Alberta observatory domes

Meteor Showers

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Updated November 27, 2011

Follow the links under TOPICS on the left side of this page for information on a range of topics related to radio meteor detection and material that supports the learning outcomes of the Alberta Science 9 curriculum Unit E on Space Exploration.

A Glossary of terms can be found at this link

Meteor Showers. Information on meteors and meteor showers, specific meteor showers as well as data collected by Sky Scan schools and observatories.

Equipment. FM radios, how to build antennas, cables, data computer.

Observing. Various aspects of how to observe meteors using radios.

Science. Electromagnetic radiation, radio telescopes, how waves travel, cosmic collisions, detection geometry.

Background. Career connections, latitude & longitude for places in Alberta, Canadians in radio astronomy.


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