About: The Perseid Meteor Shower is the best meteor show of the summer, blazing the starscape with up to 100-plus meteors per hour. Frosty Drew astronomers will be on hand to observe this event. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. At 8:30 p.m., the observatory will open, with telescope views of Saturn, Mars, Jupiter, and Venus. The meteors will start appearing more frequently after 10 p.m., and the shower will ramp up shortly after midnight. The best viewing is outside on the observatory lawn. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Bring binoculars and telescopes if you have them, but they are not required to view the meteors. The meteor showers peak in the early morning hours, just before dawn. The Milky Way, when conditions are right, glows overhead all night. Author Will Kalif will visit, starting at 8:30 p.m., offering signed copies off his new book, “See It with a Small Telescope.” This is a weather-dependent event.
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