About the authors

SARM (The Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy) is the only national society for amateur astronomy in Romania, founded in 1993 having about 200 members and 11 national branches. It is famous through its annual national camp Perseids (since 1993), the journal We and the Sky, the electronic bulletin The Fireball, the festivals of Cosmo-Poetry, the International Showrooms of Astronomical Arts, Photos and Publications and two extremely ambitious international projects (EuRo Eclipse 99 and IMC 2000).

Ovidiu Vaduvescu is a PhD in Mathematics and Astronomy and a former Romanian astronomer with the Astronomical Institute of Romanian Academy . After immigrating to Canada he has been a computer programmer and a PhD student in Astrophysics with York University in Toronto. Since 1993 Ovidiu has been a member of SARM.

Lucian Curelaru is a BSc in Computer Sciences of University of Brasov and a computer programmer with Deuromedia SRL. He became an amateur astronomer in 1991. Since 1998 Lucian has been a member of SARM.

Valentin Grigore is the founder and the president of SARM. Since 1982 he has been a very active meteor observer, founding the Romanian meteor school, becoming a member of IMO (International Meteor Organization), The Society for Popular Astronomy (UK), Hungarian Astronomical Association and others. A very good organizer of a young and dinamic Romanian association, Vali dedicates himself almost entierly not only to promoting the astronomy, but also to link it into the symbiotic context of science-culture-art-education-society, organizing major national and international events since 1990.