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Perseid Meteor shows planned

Thursday, August 2, 2012

It will soon be time again for one of the most reliable meteor showers in the Northern Hemisphere. The earth's orbit is crossing into the debris path of the Swift-Tuttle comet which last passed through the inner solar system over 20 years ago.

At the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower, over 60 meteors per hour can be seen streaking across the night sky. The very best time to view the phenomenon is in the early morning.

The Cherokee Sanford Museum and the O'Brien County Conservation Board will be hosting programs so the public can view this cosmic show.

The Sanford Museum's Perseid Meteor Shower program will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Cherokee CYSBA Fields in the Sam Doupe Complex on East Indian Street at 9 p.m.

The O'Brien County Conservation Board will be hosting a Perseid Meteor Shower party on Monday, August 13 beginning at 8:30 p.m. You are welcome to the Prairie Heritage Center to learn more about meteors and summer constellations.

For more information on the Sanford event, contact the Museum at 225-3922.

After learning some facts indoors, Heritage Center participants will head to the prairie to scope out the night sky.

Enjoy the sunset on the prairie, check out the stars as they begin to come out and stay for the meteor show. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and spend some time enjoying the summer night.

For more information on that event, contact the O'Brien County Conservation Board at 295-7200.

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