International Meteor Organization

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International Meteor Organization
Formation1 May 1988 (1988-05)
Legal statusActive
HeadquartersMechelen, Belgium
Region served
42 Countries
Official language

The International Meteor Organization (IMO) was formally founded in 1988 from predecessor gatherings over many years. IMO has several hundred members and was created in response to an ever-growing need for international cooperation on amateur and professional meteor work. The collection of meteor observations by several methods from all around the world ensures the comprehensive study of meteor showers and their relation to comets and interplanetary dust.

IMO publishes a bimonthly journal called WGN[note 1] and holds an annual International Meteor Conference (IMC) in September.[1]

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  1. ^ WGN = "werkgroepnieuws" (Dutch language), in English as "workgroup news". WGN was initially a circular before it became a journal.


  1. ^ IMO website.

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