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International Meteor Conference 2010, Sep 16-19, NI

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For the first time, the International Meteor Conference (IMC) is to be held in the British Isles, from September 16-19, at Armagh in Northern Ireland, organized by International Meteor Organization (IMO) members currently working as professional astronomers at the famous Armagh Observatory. Registration is now open, and the booking fee (which includes YHA full board accommodation, access to all sessions and the excursion, plus a copy of the IMC Proceedings) is 155 Euros till June 30, after which it rises to 170 Euros.

The IMC's official language is English. Although the IMC is the IMO's main annual meeting, and includes its General Assembly, you do not need to be an IMO member to register for, or attend, the IMC, and as always, the IMC will bring together amateur and professional meteor enthusiasts from around the world.

IMCs are always great fun for anyone with a real interest in meteors. There is a daily programme of lectures and poster presentations, dealing with all branches of meteor astronomy, plus an excursion, but despite this planned activity, there is always ample time to talk to the many people present with similar interests, and even to get involved in the "astro-entertainment", a party evening of songs and sketches.

If you still need persuading, the IMO website also has a whole series of photos and personal recollections from past IMCs, and the International Meteor Weekends and Meteor Seminars which preceded them, back to 1979. From my own attendance at several previous IMCs, there is no other meteor meeting or conference to compare with it, and I cannot recommend trying one highly enough!

More information, and online registration details are available on the IMO's website, at: http://www.imo.net/imc2010 .

Alastair McBeath,
Meteor Director, Society for Popular Astronomy.
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Alastair McBeath wrote:For the first time, the International Meteor Conference (IMC) is to be held in the British Isles, from September 16-19, at Armagh in Northern Ireland, organized by International Meteor Organization (IMO) members currently working as professional astronomers at the famous Armagh Observatory.
The schedule of the IMC 2010 has now been updated to provide links to copies of many of the presentations given.
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The 2010 IMC group photo has now been updated identifying those individuals attending.
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