International Meteor Organization (IMO)

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History

Founded 1 May 1988. Founding General Assembly, 3 Oct 1989, Balatonföldvar (Hungary). Registered in accordance with Belgian law.

Aims

Affirm the need to study meteors and related phenomena; promote a global perspective by striving towards common standards and research programmes and by developing the international spirit among meteor workers; encourage theoretical and practical study by amateurs and professionals and international cooperation among them; centralize and distribute scientific data.

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Activities

Global coverage of meteor appearances in the Earth's atmosphere by instructing volunteers worldwide (amateur astronomers, students) on observation and reporting. 'Visual studies' round-the-clock studies of meteor stream appearances; 'Radio studies' detection of sudden, unpredicted meteor activity during clouded periods or in daylight. Data also collected on fireballs, bolides and meteorite impacts. Proposes international standards for observing and reporting data; collects and distributes observational data; organizes conferences, lectures, introductory camps, observations, exhibitions.

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Languages

English, French.

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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 43 countries
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Type I Classification

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

UIA Org ID

D2620

Last News Received

2018
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