UKMON Collaboration

List of useful resources in the field of meteor detection astronomy and citizen science

The International Meteor Organization

The IMO was founded in 1988 and has more than 250 members now. It was created in response to an ever growing need for international cooperation of meteor amateur work. The collection of meteor observations by several methods from all around the world ensures the comprehensive study of meteor showers and their relation to comets and interplanetary dust.

Many UKMON members are also members of the IMO. We have attended and even presented at past IMO summer conventions and have had papers published in the IMO’s journal. It brings together observers from across the world and gives UKMON access to a wealth of knowledge and expertise.

(European viDeo MeteOr Network Database)

EDMOND is the remarkable result of cooperation and data sharing among participants of seven national networks. Its database of orbits is based and computed upon high definition video data of observed meteor showers.

UKMON is one of the contributing networks, and through EDMOND all UKMON members have access to records of literally millions of meteor observations.

University of Bath

The University of Bath is a leading UK university with an international reputation for teaching and research excellence. To help in its research of Transient Luminous Events, UKMON or TLEs.

UKMON shares all data for serendipitous observations of sprites with the Centre of Space and Atmospheric Science at the university.

Natural History Museum

Not only does the Museum houses one of the world's finest collections of meteorites ( a collection contains approximately 2,000 individual meteorites in about 5,000 registered pieces) it is an important centre for research to meteorites.

The Natural History Museum joined UKMON when its first camera went live in 2015. Since then UKMON has supported the museums outreach activities and has helped to install cameras at the William Perkin School in North West London and we look forward to even more collaboration.

William Perkin C of E High School

William Perkin C of E High School is an independent school in Surrey with a very proactive science department.

Along with the Natural History Museum, UKMON has helped install a meteor camera making William Perkin the first school to join our network. We will continue to help and support William Perkin, and to encourage the next generation of meteor observers.

Meteor News

Meteor News is the first online magazine for the meteor observer community wordldwide. It is edited and published by amateur astronomers.

UKMON founder Richard Kaceerek is a contributor and co-editor of Meteor News.

The Weather Network

Get the latest, detailed hourly, weekend and 14-day weather forecasts, news, video, warnings and interactive maps from the UK's weather experts.