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10 August 2012

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Nobel prize-winning crystals fell to earth in meteorites
CNBC.com
LONDON (Reuters) - The only known natural examples of a Nobel prize-winning crystal, now used in everyday objects like razor blades and non-stick frying pans, arrived on earth in meteorites, scientists have found. Israeli scientist Dan Schechtman won ...

8/3/2012 Fireball seen from Coors Field - YouTube
A fireball is seen at 0:15 during the SF Giants/CO Rockies game at Coors Field in Denver, CO
www.youtube.com/watch?v=dx2DThXr0Ig
(Meteor was real??? (appeared to be NOT a meteor!; my call... faked story!) 

Meteor Activity Outlook for August 4-10, 2012 | American Meteor ...
Meteor activity kicks into high gear in August as seen from the northern hemisphere. The main reason for all this activity is the Perseid shower that peaks on ...
www.amsmeteors.org/.../meteor-activity-outlook-for-august-4-...

Lather up your weekend with the Perseid meteor shower
Washington Post (blog)
(NASA) How do you watch a meteor shower? Step one: Find yourself a clear, dark sky late in the evening. Two, pour a cool, summer beverage. Three, find a lawn chair, sit and drink aforementioned beverage. And finally, look up. Not only do we get ...

Weekender -- Meteor Showers, Truffle Burgers & Liza Minnelli
Huffington Post (blog)
With temperatures pushing 90 all week, we at Broke Girl's Guide are just about ready to ditch our work-appropriate clothing and wander into the office in a bikini. Our responsible/sane/dessert-stuffed side will hopefully prevent us from actually doing ...

Meteor shower on the horizon
Grant Tribune Sentinel
A meteor shower occurs when Earth passes through the debris stream of a comet which has passed through the inner solar system leaving bits of dust and gravel in its wake. When this debris collides with Earth's atmosphere it begins to heat and glow ...

Scientists ask: Did a meteor fall in Jacksonville 448 years ago?
Florida Times-Union
At sea in August 1564, a Spanish priest in Pedro Menendez' fleet wrote of a “miracle from heaven” — a comet as bright as the sun, streaking west toward Florida. On land, the hungry, miserable French settlers at Fort Caroline were stunned by a “stroke ...

Prodigious Perseid meteor shower to dart through sky Saturday night
Napa Valley Register
The Perseid shower is one of the two best meteor showers of the year, and this year it should be particularly good because there will be little or no moonlight to interfere with viewing, Charlesworth said in a news release. A meteor shower is caused by ...

Meteor showers to be visible on 11th August night
Newstrack India
Washington, August 9 (ANI): Try to get as far from city lights as possible on August 11 and you will be able to see meteor showers in the sky. The Perseid meteors should put on the peak of their yearly display late this Saturday night and early Sunday ...

Meteor shower event set Aug. 11 at LIGO
Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
... telescopes that will be set up around the observatory by members of the Tri-City Astronomy Club. Roy Gephart, a Tri-City astronomy buff and retired environmental scientist, also will give a presentation, starting at 8 p.m., about the Perseid meteor ...

Where to View the Perseids Meteor Shower
Patch.com
article[new_asset_attachment_attributes][user_id]. new_asset_attachment_attributes. With only partly cloudy skies forecast over Georgetown, we should be able to get a good view of the Perseidsmeteor shower, which is set to peak this weekend. The ...

Perseid Meteor Shower Set to Dazzle
Patch.com
Tellus Science Museum is presenting Friday a 7 p.m. lecture on the Perseid Meteor Shower, featuring Astronomer David Dundee and images and video clips from the museum's fireball camera. Will you be watching the Perseid Meteor shower? If so, tell us ...

2012 Perseid Meteor Shower to Dazzle on Aug. 11, 12
Patch.com
asset[new_asset_attachment_attributes][to_type]. Article. article[new_asset_attachment_attributes][user_id]. new_asset_attachment_attributes. According to Astronomy.com, the Perseid meteorshower,on the night of Aug. 11, has some added bonuses this ...

Where to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower in Evanston
Patch.com
Northwestern University astronomer Dr. Laura Trouille will discuss the Perseid Meteor Shower and other objects in the night sky, while Field Museum geologist James Holstein will talk about meteorites that fall through the earth's atmosphere, and bring ...

Perseid Meteor Shower Visible This Coming Weekend
Boise Weekly
The Perseid meteor shower has a long and storied history with astronomers. According to Newsday, it was the ancient Chinese sky watchers who first documented the meteor event in 36 AD and wrote that "more than 100 meteors flew thither in the morning." ...

Massive meteorite crater discovered in Canadian Arctic
DigitalJournal.com
University of Saskatchewan researchers have unearthed evidence of a massive crater that formed when a meteorite crashed into it many millions of years ago. According to NBC News, the site of the impact measures 15 miles (25 kilometers) across and was ...

Meteor-shower party complete with s'mores planned for Muskegon and Oceana ...
Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.com
Muskegon State Park, 3560 Memorial, is hosting a meteor watching party at 9 p.m. on Sunday. Watch for meteors while noshing on s'mores provided by Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials, who are hosting the event. On display is the Perseid ...

Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend
WTVR
RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – After a storm system sweeps through the Commonwealth Friday into Saturday, drier air should move into the Mid-Atlantic along with decreasing cloud-cover. This should hopefully make for good viewing of the popular annual ...

HUB PICK: 'The Perseid Meteor Shower'
Kearney Hub
... Perseid Meteor Shower' 0 comments. “The Perseid Meteor Shower,” featuring information on the cause of the shower and how best to view it, 8 p.m. Friday at the UNK Planetarium in Bruner Hall of Science on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus.

How to view a Catholic meteor shower this weekend!
Catholic Online
You want to go to Saturday evening mass this weekend, if you can, because you will be awake all night Saturday, after you attend a genuine Catholic meteor shower. Yes, you read correctly, a Catholic meteor shower. Known to the faithful, as the tears of St.

Perseid Meteor Shower to Light Up the Sky
Patch.com
The Perseid Meteor Shower hits its stride this weekend, late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. And what stride it will be: according to NASA, expect up to 100 meteors per hour. As an extra bonus, a waning crescent moon means that moonlight won't ...

When and Where to View the Perseids Meteor Shower
Patch.com
With the weather forecast to be clear before dawn on Sunday, you may have the opportunity to witness the Perseids meteor shower (so-called because the Perseids—debris from an old comet—seem to emanate from the constellation Perseus). Head to an ...

Canadian geologists discover ancient meteor impact crater
Agenzia Giornalistica Italia
(AGI) Ottawa - University of Saskatchewan and Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) researchers have discovered a meteor impact crater from millions of years ago in Canada's western Arctic. Situated in northwest of Victoria Island, the crater, or ...

August 11-31, 2012 Pinnacle Mountain State Park Events
Beebe News
9 pm- 11pm - Meteor Shower Mania. View shooting stars from the middle of Lake Maumelle (if the sky and clouds cooperate)! Join a park interpreter on this guided cruise to learn about stars and constellations then watch a slice of the annual Perseid ...

Perseid Meteor Shower Campout Returns to Squaw | Squaw Valley
At Squaw's Perseid Meteor Shower Campout star gazers can watch the spectacular meteor shower and enjoy amazing views of Lake Tahoe and the ...
www.squaw.com/.../perseid-meteor-shower-campout-returns-s...

Night Sky Observing Guide for August 2012 (Sky Maps) | Space.com
Skywatchers will be treated to the Perseid meteor shower, several planet conjunctions, and a "blue moon" in August 2012. See tips for observing the events in ...
www.space.com/16834-night-sky-observing-guide-august-20...

Perseid Meteor Shower to Light Up Sky August 11-13th | NowPublic ...
Perseid Meteor Shower to Light Up Sky August 11-13th.
www.nowpublic.com/.../perseid-meteor-shower-light-sky-aug...

Chance to see meteor shower this weekend | WJHL.com
With clear skies possibly in the forecast this weekend, you may have a chance to wish on a shooting star or stars.
www2.wjhl.com/.../chance-see-meteor-shower-weekend-ar-21...

The Urban Astronomer: Perseid Meteor Shower 2012
The big meteor shower of the year, the Perseids, peaks this weekend and promises a good show for all who can find dark skies and have the patience to enjoy ...
urbanastronomer.blogspot.com/.../perseid-meteor-shower-201...

NASA scientists: Perseid meteor shower to light up ...
People on Earth will have the opportunity to see the Perseid meteor shower between August ...
newsnet5.com

Perseid meteor shower this weekend
Boston.com
The annual Perseid meteor shower is this weekend. You can expect to see up to one meteor each minute streaking across the sky. Meteors are tiny fragments of minerals that burn up upon hitting our atmosphere. Some Meteorites can be comprised up of ...

Weekend Planner: Meteor Shower, Concert, Back-to-School and More
Patch.com
Tweet. Email. Print. Comment. ‹ Back to Article. new Video_thumb. Embed | Share. Maryland skywatcher Mike Hankey captured this shot of a Quadrantid meteor after 10 hours of photography on the night of January 3–4, 2011. Mike Hankey. context. Photos (1) ...

Check out planetary display and meteor shower
Bend Bulletin
August is always an exciting month for stargazers of all ages. This year is no exception, but tonight you'll have to watch the sky just after sunset to catch a rare view. Saturn and Mars are located together low in the southwest. Together with the ...

Hamptons Agenda: Author's Night, k.d. lang, Get Wild! Summer Gala
Patch.com
METEOR SHOWER: The Montauk Observatory astronomers will be at the Montauk County Park on Saturday at 9 p.m. to guide those in attendance on a free tour of the Perseid Meteor Showers. You can bring the whole family with a picnic basket, lawn chairs, ...

Enjoy The Perseid Meteor Showers In The National Parks
National Parks Traveler
The meteor showers get their name because the meteors appear to 'rain' in the sky from the direction of the constellation Perseus in the northeastern sky. Perseus rises into the night sky at about 11 p.m. Meteors are icy debris and cosmic dust from the ...

Perseid Meteor Shower: The Best Places To Watch This Weekend (PHOTOS ...
Huffington Post
Perseid Meteor Shower. Not going to Outside Lands this weekend? Here's a different way to get your fix of stars and bright lights. The Perseid meteor shower is coming this weekend, and the phenomenon will peak with a spectacular show on Saturday night.

Perseids Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend
Patch.com
The best place to see the Perseids meteor shower in Manassas Park maybe off Signal Hill Road—there aren't too many street lights and it will make it easier to see the shower. If you venture into the area be sure to stay out of Signal Hill Park-the ...

Something Strange Is In The Air: Noctilucent Cloud Formation And Meteor Smoke
RedOrbit
Bits of “meteor smoke” have been detected in a noctilucent cloud (NLC), supporting an already existing theory. Noctilucent clouds were first noticed in 1885 about two years after the eruption of Krakatoa. Ash from the volcano caused great sunsets ...

Look for 'shooting stars' during Perseid Meteor Shower watch party at ...
Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com
KALAMAZOO, MI — Spectators will have the chance to see hundreds of "shooting stars" zoom across the night sky during the annual Perseid Meteor Shower. The Kalamazoo Astronomical Society will host a public observation session as Earth makes its ...

Perseid meteor shower 2012 expected to be great
iTWire
The Perseids should be a spectacular event because the Moon is in its waning crescent phase, so the light reflecting off its lunar surface should not interfere with the meteors traveling across our night sky at over 200000 kilometers per hour (130000 ...

Perseid meteor shower to hit peak Sunday night, visible in Xiamen
What's on Xiamen
The Perseid meteor shower, also referred to as the "Tears of St. Lawrence" by some Catholics, will peak this coming weekend, and stargazers in Xiamen will be able to observe this fantastic phenomenon if the weather permits, according to Xiamen Economic ...

Star parties offered for Perseid meteor shower Saturday
Herald and News
The Klamath County Museum will host star parties Saturday at three locations for this year's occurrence of the Perseid meteor shower, according to a news release. Amateur astronomers will be at the Landrum Wayside on Highway 97 at the Oregon-California ...

Kopernik's Pegasus classes teach science lessons
Press & Sun-Bulletin
Friday: “Comets & Meteors” presentation by Kopernik staff will share images of comets, allow touching of a meteorite and show how a comet is made. Learn how to view the Perseid meteorshower, see images of past meteor showers and learn about collisions ...

View meteor shower at National Lakeshore's West Beach
nwitimes.com
PORTER | Join a ranger at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's West Beach from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday for an evening show courtesy of the annual Perseids Meteor Shower. Learn what causes this annual event and how to help in the conservation of the night ...

Last Night's meteor Shower
AZFamily
This is a 28800 second video composite of the night sky above Parker, Arizona as seen by the NMSU Sky Sentinel All Sky Camera at Parker. This is showing meteors, air traffic, the moon and planets. This year's Perseid meteor shower, which is already in ...

See the Perseids Meteor Shower This Weekend
Patch.com
The Perseids are a meteor shower visible annually when the Earth passes through the tail of the Swift-Tuttle comet. The meteor shower has been visible for about 2000 years, according to NASA. "The Perseids can be seen all over the sky, but the best ...

Perseid Meteor Party Saturday Night
Chronicle Times
Perseid Meteor Party Saturday Night. Thursday, August 9, 2012. Cherokee Chronicle Times. (Photo). The Sanford Museum Association will be hosting a Meteor Shower Party on Saturday, August 11th, beginning at 9 p.m. Viewers may see up to 80 meteors an ...

Did meteor hit Jacksonville 448 years ago?
Florida Times-Union
Jay Huebner, a professor emeritus of physics at the University of North Florida, wants to investigate whether a meteor strike in 1564 created Round Marsh in the Timucuan Preserve. He looks over the marsh Wednesday. 4 more photos >> · 3 comments » ...

Integratron hosts Perseid meteor shower party
Hi-Desert Star
LANDERS — It's that magical time of the summer when the desert's night sky is ablaze with the Perseid meteor shower. And there's no better place to enjoy the celestial light show than the Mojave Desert Land Trust's 6th annual Perseid Meteor Shower ...

Sci-Tech Center to hold 5th annual Perseids Meteor Watch Saturday night
MyABC50.com
Watertown -- The Sci-Tech Center of Northern New York is inviting the community to it's annual Perseids Meteor Shower Watch this Saturday night. The event will be at the Air Monitoring Site at the Perch River Wildlife Management Area on the Vaadi Rd ...

Perseid Meteor shower to dazzle this weekend
Today's THV
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Perseid meteor shower is one of the most anticipated events of the year for pro and amaeuter astronomers. Darrell Heath with the Central Arkansas Astronomy stopped by the THV Weather Garden to talk about the annual ...

First Nations college calls for return of sacred meteorite from Alberta museum
National Post Wed, 08 Aug 2012 15:56 PM PDT
If the Manitou Stone was ever taken, âfamine, pestilence, diseases and basically deathâ would strike natives, a prophesy said. Now an aboriginal group wants it back from the Royal Alberta Museum

Massive meteorite crater found
MSNBC Wed, 08 Aug 2012 12:54 PM PDT
Researchers in Canada's western Arctic have found evidence of a crater that formed when a huge meteorite slammed into Earth millions of years ago.

Massive Meteorite Crater Found in Canadian Arctic
SPACE.com Wed, 08 Aug 2012 12:41 PM PDT
Researchers discovered a crater about 15 miles wide, created when a meteor slammed into Earth millions of years ago.

Scientists find massive meteorite crater in Canadian Arctic
CNews Wed, 08 Aug 2012 09:59 AM PDT
Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan have discovered a massive crater in the Canadian Arctic caused by a meteorite millions of years ago.


Alberta meteorite sparks battle for sacred rock
CBC.ca Wed, 08 Aug 2012 06:21 AM PDT
A 150-kilogram meteorite that fell to earth centuries ago is pitting First Nations people northeast of Edmonton against the Royal Alberta Museum.

Massive meteorite crater found in Canadian Arctic
NBCNews.com
Researchers in Canada's western Arctic have found evidence of a crater that formed when a huge meteorite slammed into Earth millions of years ago. Measuring about 15 miles (25 kilometers) across, the formation was named the Prince Albert impact crater...

Scientists ask: Did a meteor strike Jacksonville 448 years ago?
Florida Times-Union
It could have been a meteor, asteroid or comet 100 feet across, says UNF's Jay Huebner. Most of it would have vaporized on impact, with trees and animals incinerated in unimaginable heat. Water from the river and marsh would have made a roaring ...

5 Things to Do This Weekend (Aug. 10-12)
Wicked Local
The peak of the Perseids meteor shower is this weekend. The moon shouldn't interfere too much, so you'll have a good chance to see the show. Check the newspaper to see if anyone in town is holding any events, or Google the best places to watch from ...

Dark Sky season premiers with meteors
Hinton Parklander
The first program in Jasper National Park's 2012/13 Dark Sky season launches this coming Saturday, Aug. 11 with a viewing of the Perseids meteor shower at the group camping site Marmot Meadows in Whistlers campground. The Perseids meteor shower is ...

Giant Diving Fireball Filmed Over Gulf of Mexico, June 2012 - Sott.net
Startling night-camera footage of what appears to be a giant fireball coming down over (and ...
www.sott.net/.../249305-Giant-Diving-Fireball-Filmed-Over-G...

Perseid Meteor Shower of 2012 Peaks Sunday, Aug ...
Stargazers have a good chance to see the annual Perseid meteor shower this week, but the ...
space.com

The Latest Worldwide Meteor*Meteorite News 09AUG2012 - blog*spot
By Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
11-12, astronomer Bill Cooke and his team from the Meteoroid Environment Office at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center will answer questions about the 2012 Perseid meteor shower via an "Up All Night" live chat. To join the chat, go to this ...
Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News

Massive Meteorite Crater Found in Canadian Arctic
LiveScience.com
Shatter cones have distinctive wavy patterns and are only known to be created by the tremendous force of a meteorite impact or an underground nuclear explosion. What's more, Pratt said his map showed that the feature is circular, which is ...

Perseid meteor shower three night weather forecast
Boston.com
This year the ability to view the Perseid meteor showering is getting some cooperation from the moon. Saturday and Sunday nights the moon will be in the waning crescent phase meaning it is getting a bit smaller with time. When the moon is full, it is ...

Meteor smoke makes strange clouds
Phys.Org
A key ingredient for the mysterious clouds comes from outer space. "We've detected bits of 'meteorsmoke' imbedded in noctilucent clouds," reports James Russell of Hampton University, principal investigator of NASA's AIM mission to study the phenomenon.

Geauga's Observatory Park offers late night hours for meteor shower viewing
Plain Dealer (blog)
MONTVILLE - By popular demand, Observatory Park is staying open late this Saturday and Sunday, August 11 and 12, to accommodate anyone who would like to watch Nature's annual meteor shower antics from an International Dark Sky Park.

Annual meteor shower back for a show
UPI.com
NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Fans of meteors should head outdoors this Saturday, U.S. astronomers say, for the annual nighttime show known as the Perseid meteor shower. The weekend will make for prime sky watching, with Saturday night the best time to ...

Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend
Newser
(Newser) – It's time for the annual Perseid meteor shower, and this year's will be especially good. A waning crescent moon means that the moon won't block viewing, and the peak is on Saturday night—so go ahead and stay up late to watch. Between ...

Chicago viewing parties for Perseid meteor shower
RedEye Chicago (blog)
The council is hosting viewing parties to watch the annual Perseid Meteor Shower from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday at 12th Street Beach on the Near South Side and Montrose Beach in Uptown. A separate viewing party will be held from 9 p.m. to ...

A Great Weekend for the 2012 Perseid Meteor Shower.
Canada.com
One of the best annual meteor showers is set to perform this weekend under optimal viewing conditions. The Perseid meteor shower peaks on the morning of August 12th, although it will be worth starting to watch for meteors a few days prior. The Perseids ...

2012 THE Year of Meteors!