Peter Jenniskens is such a curious human— a meteor astronomer with experience in hunting meteorites in Sudan . He hunts for meteors and meteor showers by surveillance (triangulation of meteor tracks) and by searching the grounds. Interested scientists are invited to participate in the meteor-shower surveillance program .
Further naming topics related to astronomical objects:
- Official labeling scheme for newly discovered minor planets
- Acronym in astronomy: TNO for trans-Neptunian object.html
- Trans-Neptunian Objects (TNOS) named after creation deities
- An acronym in astronomy: KBO for Kuiper belt object
- Dysnomia, a moon of the Kuiper belt object Eris, named after the spirit of lawlessness
- Mars moons Deimos and Phobos named after the Greek god of fear and his twin brother
- Uranus moons named after characters in Shakespearean plays
- Pluto named by an 11-year-old schoolgirl after the god of the underworld
- Two Pluto moons discovered in June 2005 named Nix and Hydra by IAU
- A new verb is making its orbit: to pluto
References and more to explore
 Geoffrey Notkin: Have you found a space rock? [geology.com/meteorites/meteorite-identification.shtml].
 Filed Notes (as told to Marissa Fessenden): Meteor Hunt. Scientific American September 2012, Volume 307, Number 3, page 23. DOI: 10.1038/scientificamerican0912-23.
 NASA Ames Research Center: Cameras for Allsky Meteor Surveillance (CAMS) [cams.seti.org].