Perseid Meteor Shower
Friday, August 10th
Star show at UNK Planetarium - Night Sky Sampler plusPerseid Meteor Shower. Start time 8p. Free tickets handed out starting about7:15p.
Nonperishable food item for local food bank appreciated.
Saturday, August 11th
Observing session at Crystal Lake Recreation Area (onemile north of Ayr, NE, or about 10 miles south of Hastings). Presentation onPerseids and current night sky begins 9:30p; telescopic observing offered10-11p with meteor observing 11p - overnight. Free admission to Crystal Lake;overnight camp fees apply for campers. Bring reclining lawn chairs, blanketsand insect repellant.
Held weather permitting. For updates, call 402-462-7378or check out Sachtleben Observatory Facebook page after 5p.
Sunday, August 12th
Observing session at Seven Hills Observatory west ofKearney in conjunction with UNK physics dept. Telescope and meteor showerviewing offered 10p-12a weather permitting. Free admission; complimentarysnacks available. Local astronomers on hand to answer questions. For updates ormore information, call 308-293-5776.