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Meteor Shower Star Party

Perseid Meteor Shower

Bring a blanket and come lay under the stars! Enjoy the Perseid Meteor Shower and take a peek through the big telescope and ask the experts all your questions. The Perseids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle. The Perseids are so-called because the point from which they appear to come, called the radiant, lies in the constellation Perseus. The name derives in part from the word Perseides, a term found in Greek mythology referring to the sons of Perseus. The stream of debris is called the Perseid cloud and stretches along the orbit of the comet Swift-Tuttle. The cloud consists of particles ejected by the comet as it travels on its 130-year orbit. Most of the dust in the cloud today is around a thousand years old.

Date & Time

August 12, 2012

9:00PM - 11:30PM