Annual Perseid Meteor Shower

August 9-11 is the annual Perseid Meteor Shower, but unfortunately Sunday's full Moon will make it hard to see the meteors. Check out the sky earlier in the week to catch a few of these "shooting stars." A meteor is a bit of dust or rock that enters Earth's atmosphere and burns up. A fireball is a really bright meteor, sometimes leaving a streak of light across the night sky for an instant as it vaporizes. No telescope needed - just find a dark spot and watch the sky.

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Kate Storm

Kate Storm is COSI's Director of Theaters, overseeing the Planetarium and the National Geographic Giant Screen Theater. Favorite things: the Maker movement, digital animation, astronomy, and high ropes courses.

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