Peter Campbell Burns


Pi-Based Stratum 1 GPS Time Server

Having a good source of accurate time is vital for meteor observation. Typically, UKMON observation stations will use remote NTP servers accessed via the Internet but this presents a particular challenge for remote sites with no, or poor, internet connectivity.

By Peter Campbell-Burns on 11 February 2019


Fourth UKMON Collaboration Meeting, Cardiff

Members of UKMON gathered at the National Museum Wales in Cardiff on 20th October 2018 for its fourth collaboration meeting.

By Peter Campbell-Burns on 26 October 2018


UKMON sets up a camera for The Sky at Night

In July UKMON was delighted to receive a call from The Sky at Night asking if we could help with a broadcast.

By Peter Campbell-Burns on 05 September 2018


UKMON team invites you to join us for the 2018 Perseids meteor shower

UKMON is pleased to announce that is relaunching its ground-breaking UKMON Live service in time for the 2018 Perseids. UKMON team invites you to join us for this spectacular display.

By Peter Campbell-Burns on 04 August 2018


A small sporadic meteor marks a milestone for the William Perkin School

UKMON and the Natural History Museum are helping students at the William Perkin School to set up their Meteor camera

By Peter Campbell-Burns on 23 July 2018


UKMON Collaboration Meeting, Natural History Museum, November 2017

Members of UKMON gathered at London’s famous Natural History Museum on 18th November for its third collaboration meeting

By Peter Campbell-Burns on 01 December 2017


Get ready for the 2017 Perseids

The Perseids is perhaps the most well-known of all the meteor showers

By Peter Campbell-Burns on 28 July 2017


Possible Tau Herculids activity, 30 June

This year radiant is most favourable for observers in South and Eastern Africa, the Middle East, and most of Asia, but we will be looking out regardless

By Peter Campbell-Burns on 28 May 2017


Eta Aquariids shower is now active

The Eta Aquariids is currently active (April 19th to May 26th) but rates will be very low until the week surrounding the night or maximum activity (5th May)

By Peter Campbell-Burns on 28 April 2017


UKMON celebrates 5 years!

The UK Meteor Observation Network is celebrating 5 year anniversary since it recorded the first meteor

By Peter Campbell-Burns on 06 April 2017


Stream Identification, Orbit Dissimilarity and D-Criterion

One of most basic things we look to discover when we record a meteor is whether it is a stream meteor, and if so, which stream

By Peter Campbell-Burns on 28 March 2017


UKMON Launches New Website

UKMON is pleased to announce the launch of its new website. Radically different and very exciting website is now server-less on Amazon Web Services architecture

By Peter Campbell-Burns on 23 March 2017


William Perkin School joins UKMON

UKMON is working with the William Perkin School to encourage the next generation of meteor observers

By Peter Campbell-Burns on 11 November 2016