Lowell Observatory
Cameras for All-Sky Meteor Surveillance

Fireball cameras image meteoroids as they burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere. Multiple camera stations can triangulate meteor trails to provide pre-impact orbits and, for big enough events, predictions for the location of meteorite falls. CAMS (Cameras for All-Sky Meteor Surveillance) is a network of fireball camera stations initiated by Peter Jenniskens from the SETI Institute. CAMS is a highly successful system with more than 200,000 meteor orbits measured over its first 4 years of operation. We are contributing to the CAMS network with fireball stations located at Lowell Observatory.
Details of design, our project team, and camera locations are at the links below.
On this page we will post updates on the Lowell Observatory CAMS system.
STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: We are looking for a talented undergraduate student with a relevant background in astronomy, computer science, or engineering to get involved with LOCAMS. Experience in computer programming is desired. Contact me at the email below if you are interested.