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Perseid Meteor Party Saturday Night

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Sanford Museum Association will be hosting a Meteor Shower Party on Saturday, August 11th, beginning at 9 p.m. Viewers may see up to 80 meteors an hour when 2012's best shower peaks Saturday night

Come to the north end of the CYSBA (Cherokee Youth Summer Ball Association) fields on East Indian Street in Cherokee. The Sanford staff will have telescopes available for you to see night sky objects while watching for meteors.

The meteors are tiny specks of dust that hit the Earth's atmosphere at 37 miles per second, vaporizing from friction with the air, and leaving behind the streaks of light we call meteors.

The dust particles that create Perseid meteors were from the comet known as Swift-Tuttle. This object orbits the sun once every 130 years, and it last returned to the inner solar system in 1992.

The public is welcome at this event. Please call 712-225-3922 if you would like further information.

Bring your lawn chairs and bug spray!

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