Some Department members involved in establishing a criterion on the Catalan name of meteor showers

On the occasion of alpha-Centaurids meteor shower, TERMCAT has published this interactive map of constellations with reference to a fifteen meteor showers. The meteor shower from Centaurus constellation is one of the first of the year: it has a peak activity on the 8th of February, although it takes place throughout the first fortnight of the month.

The Catalan denominations of meteor showers listed in the interactive map follow the Criteria for the Catalan name of Meteor Showers , approved by the Supervisory Board with the agreement of several specialists in the field of astronomy, among which there are several members of the DAM-Institute of Cosmos Sciences.


Monday, 8 February, 2016