Night Vision: Meteor Showers

Jesse Warner

The sky is falling.

On any given night of the year you might be lucky enough to spot a shooting star streak across the night sky. What’s your first thought? Do you make a romantic wish? Do you panic because the sky is falling? Do stars really fall out of the sky?

Keep your eyes to the skies, you may spot a falling star or two. Coming up in the next couple weeks we may be delighted with a show overhead that might inspire just a few such questions.

Join us for Night Vision with Jesse Warner of the Clark Planetarium Education Staff who will point out some of the visible features of the night sky including constellations and planets that are currently visible in the evening sky, as well as a focus on the “Geminids Meteor Shower” that peaks earlier in the week. We will discuss what you could expect to see, what causes this and similar events, and how you could conduct a science experiment at home collecting your own micrometeorites.

Night Vision: Meteor Showers is hosted on Thursday evening, December 10th, and Saturday evening, December 12th, in the Hansen Dome Theatre at 6:45pm. Tickets available online or at the Clark Planetarium ticket desk. Free for members and $2 for everyone else.

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