Maik Meyer has observed comets since 1987. Besides comet observing, he is researching cometary orbits in order to link and identify historic comet apparitions. His speciality area is the history of comet hunting. In 2002, he discovered the Meyer group of sunskirting comets. Meyer was leader of the Comet Section of the German Vereinigung der Sternfreunde and serves as assistant editor of the International Comet Quarterly (ICQ). The International Astronomical Union (IAU) named minor planet 52005 Maik, in honor of his research work in comets.