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£1,129
raised of £4,000 target by 32 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,129 to support meteor citizen science in the UK and help fund crunching meteor data.

    Funded on Tuesday, 3rd October 2023

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    We're fundraising to support the data collection and analysis that provides data to UKMON, the UK Meteor Network.

    UKMON was established in 2012 as the first meteor detection network in the UK. Since then, the team of amateur astronomers grew to 200+ and ultimately played a vital role in the successful recovery of the Winchcombe meteorite, now on display in Natural History Museum. In 2022 alone, the UKMON team acquired 1,618,957 meteor recordings - a staggering amount of data.

    This much data requires some serious computing power to match observations across the network and triangulate observations to extract orbital data and ground tracks. The UK Meteor Data Analysis group coordinates this work and provides the data to UKMON.

    However we've become victims of our own success! Growing data means requirements for computing power which has driven up costs, even though we are continually optimising and looking for ways to reduce expenditure. So we are asking the community for help.

    Free services that the data analysis team and UKMON provide:

    * Free and unrestricted access to the entire UK meteor archive data

    *Meteor Shower Reminder service by email

    *Public Fireball Sighting report

    * Up to date information about fireballs and potential meteorite dropping events over the UK and Western Europe.

    *Live meteor pictures from the UK camera network

    *Guides and help with building meteor camera

    * We can even build a camera for you!

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    • ukmon fundraising5 months ago
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      ukmon fundraising

      5 months ago

      Wow, thank you everyone! We have raised over £1000 so far after allowing for fees, which covers a large chunk of our costs! We are very grateful to everyone who has contributed.

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    Supporters

    32

    • Trevor C

      Trevor C

      Oct 1, 2023

      Great project

      £25.00

    • Trevor C

      Trevor C

      Sep 2, 2023

      Enjoy

      £25.00

    • Stewart Doyle

      Stewart Doyle

      Aug 22, 2023

      Thanks to Mark, Dave and everyone else who supports this fantastic project

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 13, 2023

      £2.00

    • David H

      David H

      Aug 8, 2023

      Well done Mark & team for your tireless efforts over the past few years to boldly go & get UKMON's own 'Enterprise' up & running so successfully. ;-)

      £20.00

    • Mike Read

      Mike Read

      Aug 8, 2023

      Keep up the great work

      £50.00

    • FMN

      FMN

      Aug 7, 2023

      Love what you are doing, Maybe we can talk to a meteorite academic sometime.

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