Catch a Falling Star
August 06, 2010
You can't put it in your pocket, but there's just something about a falling star that makes you feel awed. Prepare yourself to be amazed at the night sky on August 12 and 13. The Perseid meteor shower is coming!
There will be 50 or more "falling stars" per hour. The best way to see them is in a dark sky from midnight until dawn. If this whets your appetite for more, check out The 50 Best Sights in Astronomy and How to See Them by Fred Schaaf, or any of the great books about astronomy available at your library.Tags: astronomy