- 10th meeting
- Local organizers: JÃ¼rgen Rendtel, Rainer Arlt (Arbeitskreis Meteore).
- 36 participants from 7 countries: Belgium (4), Czech Republic (1), Germany (21), Russia (3), the Netherlands (2), Slovakia (4) and U.K. (1).
- 25 presentations (15 lectures, 10 posters) of which 19 featured in the Proceedings.
- IMC 1991 Proceedings (ISBN 978-2-87355-001-1): 90 pages (eds. JÃ¼rgen Rendtel, Rainer Arlt).
- Contents: visual plotting accuracy, shower association - meteor simulations, plotting errors - telescopic plotting accuracy - meteor trains - Taurid complex - meteoroid distribution - fireballs.
- Participation fee 90 Euro.
When the 1991 IMC was planned, Germany was still split up between the B.R.D. and
the D.D.R., but by the time it took place, both had merged into a reunified
Germany, which explains why the IMC apparently happened in the same country in
successive years. The location was at an hotel, a former youth hostel, at Lake
Schwielowsee. This event suffered from a lack of publicity for the meeting, but
despite the smaller number of people, the number of topics and lectures was
impressive. The poster session was integrated into the program for the first
time. The excursion featured a trip on an old ship (built in 1878) from Lake
Schwielowsee to Potsdam that allowed a visit to the Astronomical Observatory of
Potsdam with its Einsteinturm Solar Observatory, and the large dome of the
Nikolai church in Potsdam. For the first time a barbecue was organized at an IMC
on Saturday evening which proved a most enjoyable way for informal chats with
old and new friends.
Acknowledgement: We thank Marc de Lignie, Axel Haas and Casper ter Kuile for
providing photographs for this overview of the 1991 IMC.
Memorial: Gennadij Vasiljevich Andreev, born 13 August 1950 died unexpectedly on 14 September 2002, asteroid 1983 RX2 was named after him as N4199 Andreev, he was a very enthousiastic lecturer and organizer of several Tunguska expeditions.
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