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The American Meteor Society (AMS)
Non-profit scientific organization which encourages and supports meteor astronomy.

Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers (A.L.P.O.): Meteors Section
Includes an annual forecast of highlights and detailed listings.

Comets and Meteor Showers
Compiled by Gary W. Kronk, and sponsored by the American Meteor Society.

International Meteor Organization (IMO)
The IMO aims to encourage, support and coordinate meteor observing world-wide.

Includes an email list and forum dedicated to meteor astronomy.

Meteors: a Primer
From Sky & Telescope Magazine.

North American Meteor Network (NAMN)
An informal group, with no membership fees or dues required. Primarily devoted to education and outreach programs, but NAMN also collects meteor and fireball observations.

StarDate Online: Meteor Showers and Viewing Tips
From the University of Texas McDonald Observatory.

Photo of leonid meteor shower in background, silouette of tree in foreground.
Leonid meteor shower. Photo courtesy of Forrest Hamilton.

Photo of a meteorite of various shades of grey  with some rust coloring on its surface.
Meteorite found near Odessa, TX. Texas Memorial Museum

Photo of a meteorite of dark to light brown and  grey in a dappled pattern.
Meteorite. Texas Memorial Museum, University of TX.

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