PRISMA is the italian fireball network dedicated to observation of bright meteors and recovery of freshly fallen meteorites. Since the very beginning of the project, we experienced an increasing enthusiastic participation of non-professionals, starting from amateur astronomers and reaching an ever wider audience among citizens. Nowadays PRISMA has become an established italian stakeholder in the field of meteors and meteorites, being the reference for visual warnings, video recording of fireballs and report of suspect meteorite finds. In this contribution we will describe our experience on this topic and the methodologies we have developed to capitalize such potential, by actively training and involving citizens in activities focused on meteorite/meteorwrong identification and organized on-field search campaigns. We will show an application to the real case of the 15th march 2021 meteorite-dropping bolide in sourthern Italy, near the city of Isernia.

A successful example of citizen science within the PRISMA network applied to the 15th March 2021 bolide over Italy

Gardiol, Daniele
First
;
Barghini, Dario;
2021-01-01

Abstract

PRISMA is the italian fireball network dedicated to observation of bright meteors and recovery of freshly fallen meteorites. Since the very beginning of the project, we experienced an increasing enthusiastic participation of non-professionals, starting from amateur astronomers and reaching an ever wider audience among citizens. Nowadays PRISMA has become an established italian stakeholder in the field of meteors and meteorites, being the reference for visual warnings, video recording of fireballs and report of suspect meteorite finds. In this contribution we will describe our experience on this topic and the methodologies we have developed to capitalize such potential, by actively training and involving citizens in activities focused on meteorite/meteorwrong identification and organized on-field search campaigns. We will show an application to the real case of the 15th march 2021 meteorite-dropping bolide in sourthern Italy, near the city of Isernia.
EuroPlanet Science Congress 2021 (EPSC2021)
online
13-24/09/2021
ODAA5 - Professional-Amateur collaborations in small bodies, terrestrial and giant planets, exoplanets, and ground-based support of space missions
EuroPlanet Society
15
208
208
https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EPSC2021/EPSC2021-208.html
Gardiol, Daniele; Cuppone, Tiberio; Ascione, Giovanni; Barghini, Dario; Carbognani, Albino; Di Martino, Mario; Di Carlo, Matteo; Ianniello, Francesco; Pratesi, Giovanni; Riva, Walter; Rubino, Elia; Russo, Pasquale; Stirpe, Giovanna; Valeri, Diego; Volpicelli, C.Antonio
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