Falling Stars

A Guide to Meteors & Meteorites

Book Description

  • Month-by-month information on meteor showers and how to make the most of watching them
  • Advice on starting and building a meteorite collection plus the scientific explanation of what meteors are and where they come from
  • Includes new information about recent space exploration and studies of meteors

    Mike Reynolds' guide to meteors and meteorites is revised and updated to include the latest information about meteor study and sightings. The book covers the basics of observing, studying, and collecting meteors and meteorites, appealing to a range of readers, from the amateur astronomer to the aspiring meteorite collector. Included are helpful tables and references, such as a list of yearly meteor showers and a directory of meteorite dealers.

  • About Reynolds, Mike D.

    Mike D. Reynolds is an astronomy professor and executive director emeritus of the Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland, California. He is the author of numerous scientific publications, as well as the book Falling Stars (0-8117-2755-6). He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a member of the American Astronomical Society, the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers, and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.