Scientific Topics

I. Sporadic and shower meteoroids:
  1. meteoroid activity and forecasting,
  2. meteoroid stream dynamics.
II. Meteoroid parent bodies:
  1. meteoroid stream searching,
  2. 1. classification of meteoroids.
III. Observation techniques:
  1. meteor observations by visual, photographic, video,
  2. radio MS, radar (specular-scattering, transverse-scattering, all-sky VHF radar),
  3. electro optical observations,
  4. new techniques,
  5. data reduction procedures.
IV. Physical properties of meteoroids and (micro-) meteorites:
  1. micro-meteorites, interplanetary dust particles,
  2. in-situ collected samples,
  3. astro-mineralogy.
V. Meteoroids and meteorites elemental compositions:
  1. elemental abundances,
  2. meteor spectroscopy,
  3. new and future techniques and programs.
VI. Meteoroid interactions with the planetary atmospheres:
  1. impacts, ablation, fragmentation,
  2. bolides modeling,
  3. astro-biology,
  4. tracking observations of meteors,
  5. radar, models of meteoroid and asteroid impacts.

VII. Meteorite falls:
  1. asteroid orbits and asteroid internal structure,
  2. photographic and video networks,
  3. infrasound and seismic detections,
  4. trajectory reconstruction,
  5. Chelyabinsk meteorite.
VIII. Sporadic meteoroids and dust:
  1. origin, meteoroid flux,
  2. impact hazard on satellites,
  3. space debris,
  4. crater counting,
  5. comparison of the sporadic meteor complex with other observations of the zodiacal light,
  6. space based observations.
IX. The interplanetary dust:
  1. space based observations,
  2. mineralogical properties, laboratory analyses of collected dust,
  3. dust complex and the zodiacal light, long-term dynamics, gravitational and non gravitational influences, sources and sinks,
  4. observations of zodiacal light in our and other stellar systems.
X. Interstellar Meteors and Dust:
  1. observational evidences,
  2. origin,
  3. astrobiology.
XI. Historical records:
  1. meteor showers,
  2. bolides, meteorites,
  3. comets.
XII. Outreach and relation with amateur meteor astronomers:
  1. pro-amateur projects,
  2. young researcher contributions.
XIII. Meteoroid data bases:
  1. IAU MDC and others databases,
  2. database structure, data standards
  3. reduction and precision of meteoroid data,