Posts Tagged: Meteor

Western scientists believe bright fireball event near Grand Bend dropped meteorites

January 26, 2018

A network of cameras directed by Western University observed a bright fireball across southern Ontario at 7:23 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24. Analysis of the video data by Western scientists…

Gram-sized gifts of the solar system drop to Earth near London

December 1, 2017

Tiny fragments from the asteroid belt sizzled to Earth near London International Airport this week, Western University sky cameras show. Likely smaller than a baby’s fingernail, they’re the remnants of…

Western University cameras capture fireball in the sky over Georgian Bay

October 7, 2016

Researchers from Western University have released footage of a basketball-sized fireball that was seen widely by observers throughout southern Ontario and adjacent areas early Friday morning (Oct. 7). Peter Brown,…

New ‘digital tracking’ technique detects more than 150 new asteroids, measures distance

August 28, 2015

A new international collaborative study describes how an image stacking technique known as ‘digital tracking’ can be used to discover large numbers of new asteroids that are too difficult to…

Western University meteor expert to speak about Earth-shattering Russian event

February 15, 2013

Western University astronomy professor Margaret Campbell-Brown is available to speak with media about the meteor that exploded over Russia.

Western meteor expert joins investigation into infamous Windsor Hum’

January 21, 2013

The Government of Canada launched a new study today to identify the cause of the so-called ‘Windsor Hum,’ which will be conducted, in part, by renowned Western University astronomer Peter Brown.