[meteorite-list] Citizen Science App to help record fireballs

From: John Cabassi <john_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Oct 2013 19:47:06 -0700
Message-ID: <CAFBTX4zwMDuyh4cYmuy+N+0VQFS9tLwhgU8ne2Qgt4P4cj=wTw_at_mail.gmail.com>

Now this is interesting and look forward to comments. I've been trying
to work out a fireball I witnessed October 11th at 6.21am PST. There's
been no reports and this would have helped


On Sun, Oct 27, 2013 at 7:29 PM, Gretchen Benedix-Bland
<G.Benedix at curtin.edu.au> wrote:
> Dear all -
> I am writing to tell you about an exciting new free app.
> It allows anyone to report a fireball sighting anywhere in the world. The app is available for both iOS (https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/fireballs-in-the-sky/id709019924?mt=8) and Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tw.fireballs) phones and has a very easy interface. Basically you point at the sky where you think the fireball started and click on your phone, and do the same for where you think you saw the fireball disappear. You can then input all kinds of other attributes of the fireball. If enough sightings of a single fireball exist, it will indicate that it was the real thing. Data from a lot of areas will be collated to form a database of fireball trajectory data, thus allowing more orbits of extraterrestrial material to be resolved.
> This project is funded by the Australian Research Council and is called the Desert Fireball Network. Information about the project can be found at: http://www.fireballsinthesky.com.au/
> We would be very happy to receive comments, suggestions and feedback.
> Thanks very much.
> Cheers,
> Gretchen Benedix
> Senior Lecturer
> Curtin University
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Received on Sun 27 Oct 2013 10:47:06 PM PDT

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