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Catch the Geminids and Chat with NASA's Meteor Experts:

from The ARRL Letter on December 13, 2012
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Catch the Geminids and Chat with NASA's Meteor Experts:

The annual Geminids meteor shower, scheduled to reach its peak on December 13 and 14, is slated to be the most intense shower of the entire year. This is also prime time for amateurs who enjoy bouncing their VHF signals off the ionized trails of these space rocks as they streak into our atmosphere. Known as meteor scatter, this communication technique takes advantage of temporary radio pathways that can span nearly 2000 miles. The week of December 10-16 is a good window for Geminid watching, but the night of Thursday, December 13 is the anticipated peak of the shower.

On Thursday, December 13 from 11 PM-3 AM EST (0400-0800 UTC December 14), meteor experts from NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center will be available to answer questions via a late night web chat. NASA will also provide a live Ustream feed of the Geminid shower via a camera mounted at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Before the camera activates, viewers will see either pre-recorded footage or a blank box. The camera is light activated and will turn on at dusk. Read more here


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