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  • Richard TaibiEmail author
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Part of the Springer Biographies book series (SPRINGERBIOGS)

Abstract

This Chapter recounts Charles Olivier’s efforts, from 1911 to 1918, to enroll observers in a volunteer meteor research association, the American Meteor Society (AMS). It documents his outreach to existing astronomical and meteorological organizations whose members were potentially interested in meteoric astronomy and who possibly could be coaxed to join.

Keywords

Meteor Shower Monthly Weather Review Parabolic Orbit Meteor Observation Meteor Committee 
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References

Friends at McCormick Observatory

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New Members Join the American Meteor Society, 1915–1918

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Membership Roster and Statistical Summary for the Years 1915–1918

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Outcomes From Olivier’s Membership Efforts 1911–1918

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Temple HillsUSA

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