Special meteor viewing this week

An annual phenomenon in the dark skies will be taking place this week.  The Door County Astronomical Society is hosting a public viewing of the Perseid meteor shower this week at the Astronomy Campus in Sturgeon Bay.  The viewing will coincide with the peak time of the meteor on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 9:30 until 11:30 pm.  President Dave Lenius says that there is a back-up plan if the meteor showers are not visible.



Lenius says meteors are essentially leftover remnants of a comet tail which triggers bursts of light from the small dust fragments burning up in the earth’s atmosphere.  The public is invited to bring lawn chairs while social distancing and wearing masks.




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