Meteor Detection and Radio Astronomy

Welcome to our meteor detection and radio astronomy pages. Meteorscan is a voluntary group of astronomers and radio enthusiasts with a special interest in meteor detection and radio astronomy. We operate a dedicated 24/7 meteor detection system, with multiple highly sensitive ground stations.

With this project our objective is to collect high quality meteor data, solar observation data and other radio astronomy data. By consolidating information from multiple stations we are able to record reliable data for later retrieval and analysis. [more...]

Meteorscan is a collaborative project with the Lockyer Technology Centre, at Norman Lockyer Observatory (NLO) in UK

The NLO can also be enjoyed by members of the public during open days, many of whom find hearing the sound of live audio pings and visual presentation of meteors fascinating. Unlike optical astronomy, radio astronomy and meteor detection can also be enjoyed during the daytime and in any weather.

Meteor Detection Facility

Our meteor radar detection facility combines data from our sensitive ground stations, identifying signals reflected by the ionisation created by meteoroids, as they burn up in the Earth's atmosphere.

Our remote site locations experience very little local interference providing for a very sensitive system.

At meteorscan HQ, we use our own dedicated software to gather meteor activity data and monitor our continuous live trace and audio, making meteor spotting a very exciting and involving experience.

Live screen captures can be seen here:
[Meteor Live View]

You can view our live trace screen directly on this website by visiting our meteor live feed. The screens show us general observation information relating to quantity, size and speed of meteors as they burn up in Earth’s atmosphere.

For more information about Meteorscan and the Norman Lockyer Observatory, please visit [About Meteorscan]

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