Catching a Falling Star, Tonight

Checking out the trailing off Perseids meteor showers

By Bruce Felps
|  Monday, Aug 16, 2010  |  Updated 9:26 AM CDT
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Catching a Falling Star, Tonight

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Look to the northeast

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Tonight’s northeastern sky again lights up with a barrage of meteors from the last few nights of the Perseids showers, and all the cool kids plan to gather at Frisco Commons Park to take in the show.

OK, maybe it’s not the cool kids. The group, part of the Texas Astronomical Society, bills itself as “geeks with telescopes,” so that probably negates any claim to coolness.

Still, though, watching a meteor shower is pretty awesome, and the free event convenes about dusk and rolls until 10:30 p.m., so late summer dusk until 10:30 would be about 37 minutes, right?

Anyway, the watching party, called Frisco StarFest takes place at the parking lot at Frisco Commons. There’s also one in Fort Worth at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

So cop a buzz… grab the lemonade and head over to watch the celestial light show. The trailers you’ll see will be real this time.

Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He just might be watching celestial bodies of a different type tonight.
 

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