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Past projects:
Chatham Islands Fireball
(2014-05-16)
Camelopardalids
(2014-05-23)
2014 AA
(2014-01-02)
Chelyabinsk airburst
(2013-02-15)
Novato fall
(2012-10-17)
Sutter's Mill fall
(2012-04-22)
2008 TC3
(2008-10-07)

Information:
Minor Planet Center Blog
MPEC
IAUC
Minor Planet Mailing List
MeteorObs
Bolides

Large asteroid impacts:
U.N. IAWN


Mission statement - Help coordinate the rapid response to announced small asteroid impacts, such as asteroid 2008 TC3, with the goal to study the asteroid breakup during entry and further the pristine recovery of surviving meteorites for analysis. [Contact]


Local Points of Contact

A small asteroid impact is most likely to happen over the ocean. When the impact is over land, below are researchers studying meteors and meteorites who would be supported by the international Next TC3 Consortium when investigating a small asteroid impact in their country. Most are members of the International Astronomical Union's Commission F1. Please contact us if you have the institutional and resources support to lead a field study in your country (POC):
Algeria 	 Ratiba Sahoui, UMMTO, USTHB Universities, Alger
Antarctica 	 t.b.d.
Argentina 	 Diego Janches, NASA Goddard, USA
Australia 	 Phil Bland, Curtin University, Perth
Austria 	 Christian Koeberl, University of Vienna, Vienna
Brazil     	 t.b.d.
Canada      	 Peter Brown, University of Western Ontario, London
Chad      	 t.b.d.
Chile     	 t.b.d.
China     	 Jin Zhu, Beijing Planetarium, Beijing
Czech Republic 	 Pavel Spurny, Ondrejov Observatory, Ondrejov
Finland 	 Thomas Kouhout, Univ. of Helsinki, Helsinki
France        	 Jeremie Vaubaillon, IMCCE, Paris
Germany 	 Stefan Loehle, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart
Greenland 	 t.b.d.
Iceland 	 t.b.d.
India      	 t.b.d.
Indonesia 	 t.b.d.
Italy     	 Guy Consolmagno, Vatican Observatory, Vatican City
Japan     	 Shinsuke Abe, Nihon University, Chiba
Libia     	 t.b.d.
Mali     	 t.b.d.
Mexico     	 t.b.d.
Mongolia 	 t.b.d.
Morocco 	 Hasnaa Chennaoui, Hassan II University, Casablanca
Mozambique 	 t.b.d.
Namibia 	 t.b.d.
Netherlands 	 Marco Langbroek, Naturalis, Leiden
New Zealand 	 Jack Baggaley, Univ. of Canterbury, Christchurch
Niger     	 t.b.d.
Nigeria 	 t.b.d.
Norway     	 t.b.d.
Pakistan 	 t.b.d.
Peru       	 t.b.d.
Poland     	 Tadeusz Jopek, A.M. University, Poznan
Portugal 	 t.b.d.
Romania 	 t.b.d.
Russian Feder. 	 Olga Popova, Inst. Dyn. of Geospheres RAS, Moscow
Saudi Arabia 	 t.b.d.
Slovakia 	 Juraj Toth, Cornelius University, Bratislava
South Africa 	 Tim Cooper, ASSA, Benoni
Spain     	 Josep Trigo-Rodriguez, Inst. of Space Sci., Barcelona
Sudan     	 Muawia Shaddad, University of Khartoum, Khartoum
Suriname 	 t.b.d.
Sweden     	 t.b.d.
Tajikistan 	 Gulchehra Kokhirova, Institute of Astrophysics, Dushanbe
Tanzania, United Republic Of 	 t.b.d.
Thailand 	 Saran Poshyachinda, NARIT, Bangkok
Tunisia 	 t.b.d.
Turkey     	 Ozan Unsalan, Ege Univ., Izmir
Turkmenistan 	 t.b.d.
Ukraine 	 Svitlana Kolomiyets, Univ. of Radioelectronics, Kharkiv
United Arab Emi.	Mohammad Odeh, Abu Dhabi
United Kingdom 	 Monica Grady, The Open University, London
 " , N. Ireland	 Alan Fitzsimmons, Queen's Univ. Belfast, Belfast
United States 	 Peter Jenniskens, SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA
Uruguay 	 Gonzalo Tancredi, Univ. de la Republica, Montevideo
Uzbekistan 	 t.b.d.
Venezuela 	 t.b.d.
Viet Nam 	 Ngoc Truong, University of Science and Techn., Hanoi
Western Sahara 	 t.b.d.
Yemen     	 t.b.d.
Zambia      	 t.b.d.
Zimbabwe 	 t.b.d.

Consortium Participants

The following research teams (team lead given) are participating in a consortium established to coordinate the observations of the impacting asteroid and the analysis of recovered meteorite samples. Please contact if you like to join this effort with unique ability (POC):

Asteroid detection and early warning:

J.-L. Galache	Minor Planet Center
D. Farnocchia	NASA JPL (early warning)
M. Michelli	ESA NEO Coordination Center, Italy
S. Larson	Catalina Sky Survey
J. Tonry	ATLAS
Asteroid characterization:
Faint object, early detection:
N. Moskovicz	Lowell Observatory (MANOS)
T. Lister 	LCOGT
A. Fitzsimmons	Queen's Univ. Belfast, Belfast
E. Ryan	Magdalena Ridge Obs., Az
P. Pravec 	Ondrejov Observatory, Czech Repbulic

Bright object, close approach: R. Dantowitz Clay Center Observatory, Brookline, MA Q.-Z. Ye Xingming Observatory M. Busch SETI Institute (radar)

Asteroid impact and recovery:
P. Jenniskens	SETI/NASA ARC		Observation and recovery
J. Grinstead    	NASA ARC	Observation campaign
R. Dantowitz	Dexter Southfield	Imaging and Spectroscopy
M. Fries	NASA JSC		Radar maps, strewn field
P. Brown	UWO, Canada		Infrasound
L. Evers	KNMI, The Netherlands	Infrasound
M. Shaddad	U. Khartoum, Sudan	Meteorite recovery
O. Popova	IDG RAS, Russia		Impact modeling
J. Arnold	NASA ARC		Impact modeling
M. Boslough	Sandia Nat. Lab.	Impact modeling
M. Winter	U. Kentucky Lextington	Spectr. and Lab thermal
Meteorite analysis:
M. Zolensky	NASA JSC	Petrography
Q. Yin		UC Davis	isotope and trace element geochemistry
M. Fries	P.S.I.		Raman Spectroscopy
S. Sandford	NASA ARC  	IR spectroscopy
T. Hiroi	Brown U.	Reflection spectroscopy
A. Steele	Carnegie Inst.	Raman spectroscopy
G. Cooper	NASA ARC	Organic volatiles
D. Glavin	NASA Goddard	Amino acids
P. Schmitt-K.	H.-Z., Germany	mass spectroscopy
D. Sears	NASA ARC	Thermoluminescence
M. Grady	NHM		Petrography/UVVIS spectroscopy
A. Rubin	UCLA      	Petrography
P. Heck      	FMN Chicago	Presolar grains
D. Ebel  	AMNH, New York	3-D CT scanning
K. Ziegler	U of NewMexico	O isotopes
J. Friedrich	Fordham Univ.	Elemental composition
K. Welten	UC Berkeley	Radio isotopes
M. Laubenstein	SanG, Italy	Gamma Ray Spectroscopy
S.V.S. Murty	PRL, India	N/Ar isotopes
P. Rochette	Aix-M.,France	Paleomagnetism
S. Krot     	HIGP, Hawaii	Mn-Cr isotopes
K. Mikouchi	U of Tokyo, Japan	Synchotron/XRD
K. Ohsumi	Japan Synchroton Rad. Res Inst.	Synchotron
Y. Kebukawa	Carnegie Inst.	XANES
N. Kita     	U. of Wisc.	O-isotopes
A. Hildebrand	U. Calgary, Canada	elastic velocity
M. Yesiltas	U. Central Flordia	synchotron infrared microspectr.
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Curator: Peter Jenniskens
Last update: March 25, 2015


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