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Perseid Meteor Shower
Don’t miss the astronomical light show of the year! Join NIU STEM Outreach Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Bliss Creek Golf Course in Sugar Grove for “Star Gazing,” a STEM Café event devoted to the dazzling Perseid meteor shower. The free event starts at 6:30 p.m with a buffet of pizza, pasta, salad and soft...
Photo courtesy NASA.
Here come the meteors! Once a year, our planet crosses the path of the Swift-Tuttle Comet. Debris from the comet’s tail slams into the Earth’s upper atmosphere, creating the dazzling Perseid meteor shower. This year, watch the meteors streak across the sky with NIU STEM Outreach at “Star Gazing,” a STEM Café event at Bliss...
This NASA Hubble Telescope image captured the birth of stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud Galaxy, a near neighbor of the Milky Way.
Looking for a spectacular summer show? Look no further than the night sky. In mid-August, the annual Perseid meteor shower will radiate from the Perseus constellation and appear throughout the sky and NIU’s STEM Café will once again be there to watch it. From 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, STEM Café will present...