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Meteor Section, Bulletin No.2 -3- The URSIDS are normally a weak shower of faint meteors, but they apparently gave rise to a minor storm in 1945. Their maximum falls on the night of 22-23 December; the radiant is near Beta Ursae Ninoris, in the bowl of the Little Dipper. The QUADRANTIDS, named for a now-defunct constellation, have their radiant roughly in the centre of a triangle formed by the last star in the "tail" of the Big Dipper (Alkaid), the head of Draco, and the "Keystone of Hercules" (RA 15 h 28 m, Decl.50°N). There are no bright stars in this area - just a big nondescript patch which left an embarrassing void in early star maps - hence the unsuccessful attempt to fill it with a drawing labelled "Quadrans Muralis". The Quadrantids owe third among the "Big Three" of the annual showers, with a rate of 40 meteors per hour (the Perseids are first with a rate of 50+ per hour, the Geminids second with a rate of nearly 50). However, it is a difficult shower to observe - the period of activity is less than a day, and weather coalitions normally daunt all but the hardiest observers. The reak of activity occurs on the night of 3-4 January, 1967. Dress warmly if you observe this one! Finally, for fireball report forms, meteor plotting oharts, meteor record sheets, and instructions in their use, write to the Meteor Centre, National Research Council, Ottawa 2, Ontario, and return all data sheets there on completion. If you want to talk about your meteoritical exploits and adventures, or would like advice on getting started in this hobby of meteor observing, then write to me. Please let me know the name of your Centre's meteor co-ordinator as well. Stan Mott, National Co-ordinator, Meteor Section, Standing Committee on Observational Activities, 20149 Honeywell Avenue, 21 September, 1966 Ottawa 13, Ontario.