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Alastair McBeath
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International Meteor Conference 2007

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This year's International Meteor Conference (IMC) takes place rather earlier than usual (it normally happens in September) at Bareges near Pic du Midi in France from June 7-10 inclusive. As usual it 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 has been arranged to visit the famous Pic du Midi Observatory. Despite all this planned activity, there is always ample time to talk to the many people present with similar interests. The Conference's official language is English, so making it especially easy for anyone from the UK to get the most from it.

Although the IMC is the International Meteor Organization's (IMO's) main annual meeting, and includes the IMO's General Assembly, you do not need to be an IMO member to register for, or attend, the IMC. The cost to register at present is 120 Euros, which includes accommodation, meals, the excursion, entry to all parts of the IMC, and a copy of the Conference's "Proceedings".

The professional Meteoroids 2007 conference follows a few days after the IMC in Barcelona, Spain, which is why the IMC has been brought forward this year, so both professional and the more knowledgeable amateur meteoricists wishing to attend both can do so, and to assist in this, the IMC organizers are arranging a coach to take those interested from Bareges to Barcelona after the IMC finishes on June 10. Early booking for this is essential, so the organizers know what size of transport will be necessary.

Full information about the IMC, including a registration form, is available at:

http://www.imo.net/imc2007/ .

Alastair McBeath,
Meteor Director, Society for Popular Astronomy.
E-mail: <meteor@popastro.com> (messages under 150 kB in size only, please)
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