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portrait flag Tim Gibson,
Sandia National Laboratories

E-Mail: tgibson [at]

Brief Biographical Information:

Tim Gibson supports experiments by Richard E. Spalding of Sandia National Laboratories, an expert on natural fireballs.


Sandia National Laboratories has studied the prevailance of bright natural fireballs using photoelectric detectors after such meteors were detected by satellites from space. More recently, studies have been performed using all-sky video cameras in a Sandia Fireball Network, with cameras in Alberta (Canada), on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, in California (Jim Gamble), in London (Ontario), near Woodinville, Wash., and near Albuquerque.

Tim Gibson Tim Gibson with the 2-channel photometer (background) and control unit (in rack).

Research on Hyperseed MAC:

Support of two-channel photometry experiment by Kurt Sandquist (right) and Richard Spalding (not in picture), both of Sandia National Laboratories at Kirtland.