This week at the George Observatory: Perseids Punch Through Supermoon on August 12
August 10, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

If you follow astronomy websites, you’ve probably noticed that every month or so there’s an article about a meteor shower happening. There are meteors showers frequently throughout the year. Some showers are more active than others depending on various factors. This August one of the most reliably active showers, the Perseids, will take place.  The […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: The Perseids are back August 12!
August 4, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

This month, Mars is in the southwest at dusk this month. Mars continues to fade a little each night as Earth continues to leave it farther behind. Still, Mars rivals the brightest stars we see at night. Saturn is also in the south southwest at dusk. Mars passes 3.4 degrees south of Saturn on August 25.  Venus remains […]

Leonids Meteor Shower Tonight!
November 16, 2009 · 3 Comments

Don’t miss out on your chance to see the Leonids meteor shower, tonight and early tomorrow morning. It won’t be as strong as the yearly December Geminids or August Perseid meteor showers. However, the Leonids meteor shower could produce as many as 500 meteorites in an hour during its peak, which will be in Tuesday’s early […]

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