Geminid meteor shower

HMNS Weekly Happenings
December 11, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

BTS – Knights   Enjoy the Knights special exhibition in the evening when the museum is closed to the public. Your master docent will take you back to the very origins of knighthood, in the days after the collapse of the Western Roman Empire. Chivalry, feudalism and knighting will be introduced alongside a wide array […]

What’s “Up” This Month – Celestial Happenings This December
December 3, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Photo courtesy of Pixabay Our resident astronomer James Wooten is back, and he’s here to tell you what to look up for this month! From meteor showers to solar events, December is shaping up to be an exciting end of the year. And  of course he will give you the update on when and where […]

Geminid Meteor Shower offers a brilliant weekend at the George!
December 11, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

The annual Geminid Meteor Shower peaks this weekend, and we’ve got some tips for stargazers hoping to catch it. The Geminids are unique among meteor showers because they are associated not with a comet but with an asteroid, 3200 Phaethon. Comet orbits are so oblong that that they cross Earth’s orbit almost at right angles. […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Comet ISON, Winter Solstice & the Geminid meteor shower
December 4, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

This is it. The final stargazing report of 2013. So let’s get to it, shall we? Venus remains in the west at dusk for one more month. It outshines everything but the Sun and Moon, so you can begin observing it during deep twilight. Shortly after the new year begins, Venus shifts from the evening to […]

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