Perseids Meteor Shower

Monday, August 12, 2019, 8:00pm – 9:30pm Save to Calendar

Explore space wonders indoors, then view the meteor shower outdoors.

Reservations

Not Required

Pricing

  • Suggested Donation: $5.00

Location

Mather Auditorium

This event is handicap accessible

Local astronomer Scott Negley will review the Perseid meteor shower, which will be peaking in the early morning hours of August 13th. Scott's "Out of the Sky" talk will feature a variety of space wonders, including comets, meteors, and asteroids, that have fascinated stargazers for years. If weather permits after the indoor presentation, a star party will be held outside to catch some of the Perseid meteors in action.

Scott Negley owns and operates a portable planetarium system for presenting astronomy programs to elementary and middle school classes in northern New England. Educated initially as an engineer, a binocular tour of the heavens ignited a passion for the stars that led him to the University of Pennsylvania for a M.S. degree in astronomy and a 40+ year career as an astronomy educator. He has been privileged to convey the splendor of the universe to students of all ages, initially as a university instructor, then as a school district planetarium director, adult school teacher and elderhostel instructor. As a Solar System Ambassador, Scott enjoys the opportunity to educate and inspire others with NASA's magnificent discoveries.

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