shooting star-camera

Since 31 August 2015, scientists at the NHM Vienna are able to use a special camera to observe shooting stars and fireballs, so-called meteors, in the sky above Vienna. “The objective of the project, with the installation of the densest dedicated camera network in Europe, is to determine the source regions of the various types of meteorite and  to be able to collect fresh (and rare) meteorites”, says NHM Vienna’s general director Christian Köberl.