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  1. Norwegian Astronomical Society THE NORWEGIAN METEOR NETWORK ElenRoaldset Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, P.O.Box 1172 Blindern, 0318 Oslo, Norway elen.roaldset@nhm.uio.no • Founded: • The Norwegian Meteor Network was founded on March 9, 2013, at a meeting held at the Natural History Museum, University of Oslo. • The aim of the network is to: • Ensure that all Norwegian meteorites are handled open and available for scientific investigations. • Ensure that new meteorites, or relevant fragments of them, are deposited and managed by a scientific institution, in Norway this shall be the Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, which today hosts all, except one, of the Norwegian meteorites. • Spread information to the general public about meteorites and the information they can give about our planet and the outer space. • Ensure that finders are rewarded. • Mode of operation: • Collect and make available observations of fire balls. • Establish a network for sky watching with “All Sky Cameras” • Organize a qualified, standing team for meteorite searching at observed falls • Strive to get meteorite aspects included in the Norwegian law for the diversity of nature (Naturmangfoldsloven), including ownership rights and finder’s reward. • Serve to the media correct and exact information regarding meteorites, fireballs and space issues. • Web sitehttp://norskmeteornettverk.no • Editor: Steinar Midtskogen, steinar@norskmeteornettverk.no, tel.: +47-917 24 358 • Press Contacts: • Tor E. Aslesen, taslesen@gmail.com, tel.+47- 416 66 273(Lecturer at the Observatory in Oslo, Norw.Astronomical Society)Rune S. Selbekk r.s.selbekk@nhm.uio.no, tel.: +47 944 98 823(Associate professor, responsible for the meteorite collection at the Natural History Museum) • Leader: • Elen Roaldset, elen.roaldset@nhm.uio.no, tel. +47-916 28 852 (professor, Natural History Museum) • Meteorite, group: Morten Bilet, mbgeotop@gmail.com, tel.+47-474 15 260 c) A fireball in the Perseides above Oslo on August 13, 2013 at 04:07 a.m. (Seen from from NE towards SW. Photo: Steinar Midtskogen. Norways 16th meteorite was found June 9th, 2013, by geologist Terje Fjeldheim while fishing in the mountains in Setesdal, South Norway. The total weight of the two pieces is 4466 gram. Preliminary investigations indicate it to be a H-chondrite. Photo:Terje Fjeldheim