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flag Gary W. Kronk,
amateur meteor observer

Last updated: October 1999
E-mail: kronkg [at]

Brief Biographical Information:

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. I am employed as a Systems Manager at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. I have been active in observing and researching comets and meteor showers as an amateur astronomer since 1973. I have been married for 18 years to my wife, Karen. We have two boys, David (12) and Michael (9).

Research Interests:

  • Meteor showers
  • Comets
Research on Leonid MAC:

Part of near-real time flux measurement team

Related studies of the leonids in November 1998:

I have had formal papers published in Icarus and the journal of the International Meteor Organization. I created a successful web site on Comets and Meteor Showers in 1995. I wrote the books Comets: A Descriptive Catalog (1984) and Meteor Showers (1988). My most recent book, Cometography, volume one, was released by Cambridge University Press during October 1999.

1999 Leonid MAC report

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