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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 […]

When you wish upon a shooting star…it’s probably a meteoroid
August 11, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: aresauburn™ The Perseid Meteor Showers, which occur every year around this date, are caused by the comet Swift-Tuttle. The comet itself was discovered in 1862, and could be seen again with binoculars in 1992. Calculations have shown that the comets witnessed in China in 188 A.D. and 69 B.C. were most likely the […]

Science Doesn’t Sleep (8.12.08)
August 12, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: Martin Pettitt So here’s what went down after you logged off. What gives jalapenos their kick? Fungus. Yum. Robots with skin? Japanese scientists have developed a stretchy, rubber covering for robots that allows them to detect heat and pressure. Elephants never forget – really. A new study has shown that herd matriarchs have […]

Science Doesn’t Sleep (8.11.08)
August 11, 2008 · 4 Comments

photo credit: índio So here’s what went down after you logged off. Tonight is the best time to view the annual Perseid Meteor Shower – check it out at the George Observatory, open all night, starting at 9 p.m. In the hours just before dawn, it’s possible to see a meteor every minute. Your mother […]



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