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Red de Bólidos y Meteoros del Suroeste de Europa


Southwestern Europe Meteor Network



The SWEMN network  


The Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN) is a project coordinated from the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC). This is a professional research project where amateurs can also collaborate. The main objective of SWEMN is to analyze the Earth-Moon meteoric environment. Thus, because of the relatively short distance between these two celestial bodies, meteoroid streams impacting our planet also affect our natural satellite. In order to address this study, researchers belonging to the SWEMN network conduct two projects: SMART and MIDAS. These are complementary projects, since there exists a strong synergy between them, as our research has revealed (see, for instance, Madiedo et al., 2015, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 577 id A118).

In SMART participate institutions such as the Calar Alto Astronomical Observatory (CAHA), The Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC), the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), the AstroHita Foundation, the Public University of Navarra (UPNA), and the House of Sciences of La Coruña. In relation to the MIDAS project, this is conducted by the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC).

Projects conducted by SWEMN have been funded by the following institutions:

Nevertheless, a good part of the systems that operate in the framework of SMART and a part of those employed by MIDAS have been funded by Doctor José María Madiedo.

For more information about these projects, please follow the links below: