Prairie Meteorite Network
|Prairie Meteorite Network|
|Extinction||1975 (36 years operation)|
|Purpose/focus||Record meteorite falls|
|Region served||Midwestern United States|
|Parent organization||Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory|
The Prairie Meteorite Network was a system of sixteen camera stations in Midwestern United States, run by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in 1970s-1980s. The network used surplus aerocameras with 6.3-12 inch focal length wide angle metrogon lenses that covered a format of 9 x 18 inches on aero roll film. During ten years of network's activity only one meteorite fall was recorded, the Lost City meteorite in 1970.
- "Smithsonian Observatory Prairie Network Meteor Patrol". Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
- Re: (meteorobs) Prairie Meteor Network Meteorobs.org
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