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The Geminid Meteor Shower at Frosty Drew Observatory

  • The Geminid Meteor Shower is one of the best (if not the best) meteor shower of the year. Geminid Meteors are bright with a (seasonally festive) greenish hue that leave long lasting dust trails in the sky. This year the skies are setting us up for a fantastic night of meteor watching. The 1% waning crescent Moon will rise just before the morning Sun, offering up a fabulous night of hundreds of meteors. We will open the Observatory and telescopes at 6:30 p.m. with views of the night sky including distant nebulae and galaxies. As meteors become more frequent we will close the Observatory 16" telescope and have everybody setup outside to watch the peak of the meteor shower. Grab those binoculars, throw on a coat, and join us under the beautiful dark skies at Frosty Drew Observatory for a night of shooting stars and awesome astronomy!