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08 August 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 08AUG2012

Astronomer Sir Bernard Lovell dies
His iconic 76m (249ft) telescope was completed in 1957. Within days of it becoming operational, it tracked the rocket that carried Sputnik 1 into orbit.
The telescope and his other contributions to radio astronomy led to him being knighted in 1961.The structure remains the third largest steerable telescope in the world and plays a key role in global research on pulsating stars, testing extreme physics theories including Einstein's general theory of relativity. ...

Alberta meteorite sparks battle for sacred rock
cbc news
A 150-kilogram meteorite that fell to earth centuries ago is pitting First Nations people northeast of Edmonton against the Royal Alberta Museum.
To the Cree, "pahpamiyhaw asiniy," is a sacred rock containing the face of the creator, but to scientists, it's a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite, one of the largest in Canada. ...

Extra, extra: 'Meteor' struck Portsmouth island 100 years ago!
EastBayRI.com
PORTSMOUTH — With a terrific report that was heard for a radius of from 15 to 20 miles about the country, a huge meteor fell into the Seaconnet river near the home of Capt. Nathaniel B. Church in Tiverton last night causing a vibration in the ...

Meteor Activity Outlook for July 28-August 3, 2012 - The Transient Sky
The following is a slightly edited version of Bob Lunsford's excellent weekly summary of meteoractivity. The original version can be found at the American ...
https://transientsky.wordpress.com/.../meteor-activity-outlook-...

Viewing the 2012 Perseid Meteor Shower | American Meteor Society
Perseid meteors can be seen from anywhere in the northern hemisphere during the month of August. They can be seen during the late evening hours but are ...
www.amsmeteors.org/.../viewing-the-2012-perseid-meteor-sho...

Sediment cores reveal arctic warm periods
Deutsche Welle Mon, 06 Aug 2012 04:31 AM PDT
Sediment from an ancient meteorite crater in Siberia shows the Arctic was much warmer at times during the last three million years than it is today. DW spoke to Martin Melles who directed the drilling operation.

The Astrobiology Analytical Lab at Goddard
SpaceDaily Mon, 06 Aug 2012 01:28 AM PDT
A liquid chromatograph mass spectrometer in NASA Goddard's Astrobiology Analytical Laboratory analyzes carbonaceous meteoriteextracts. (Credit: NASA Goddard/Becky Strauss)

Perseid meteor shower to light up sky from August 11 to 13, NASA scientists say
WPTV
Those in the northern hemisphere will have the opportunity to see the Perseid meteorshower between Aug. 11 and 13. The shower will peak on the night of August 12, according to the International Meteor Organization and The American Meteor Society.

View the Perseid Meteor Shower at Emiquon
Aledo Times Record
The University of Illinois Springfield's Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon and the Dickson Mounds Museum will host a lecture and live viewing of the Perseid Meteor Shower on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at the Emiquon Preserve near Lewistown. The lecture ...

Perseids Meteor Shower To Dazzle Temecula Skies This Weekend
Patch.com
new_asset_attachment_attributes. EDITOR'S NOTE: This article originally appeared July 22, but as the Perseids meteor shower approaches, we wanted to remind residents that the skies will be putting on quite a show this weekend! According to the National ...

Meteor shower viewing planned Sunday
Argus Press
OWOSSO TWP. — Come out to DeVries Nature Conservancy at 9 p.m. Sunday for a Star Gazing Party. With help from the Longway Planetarium of Flint, DNC will host a star party for area residents and budding astronomers to get a glimpse of our night sky.

Onalaska Observatory to Hold Star Party for Perseid Meteor Shower
Centralia Chronicle
It's that time of year again; the Perseid meteor showers are on the way. To help observers, the Herold Observatory and Onalaska Science Center will be open throughout the night this Saturday. This will be a dusk-to-dawn event; participants are welcome ...

Astronomer Sir Bernard Lovell dies
His iconic 76m (249ft) telescope was completed in 1957. Within days of it becoming operational, it tracked the rocket that carried Sputnik 1 into orbit.
The telescope and his other contributions to radio astronomy led to him being knighted in 1961.The structure remains the third largest steerable telescope in the world and plays a key role in global research on pulsating stars, testing extreme physics theories including Einstein's general theory of relativity. ...

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 07AUG2012 - blog*spot
By Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
On the night of Saturday, August 11 when the morning crescent moon appears in the sky just hours before the Sun, the Perseids meteor shower will begin. The times are approximate, but the constellation Perseus rises in the northeast sky at ...
Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News

Perseid meteor shower this week
Boston.com
For professional and amateur astronomers the Perseid meteor shower is one of the more anticipated events of the year. This annual event occurs as the result of a comet discovered 150 years ago. Back in Americans Lewis Swift and Horace Tuttle ...

Perseid Meteor Shower
NTV
Presentation on Perseids and current night sky begins 9:30p; telescopic observing offered 10-11p with meteor observing 11p - overnight. Free admission to Crystal Lake; overnight camp fees apply for campers. Bring reclining lawn chairs, blankets and ...

2012 Perseid Meteor Shower Will Dazzle on Aug. 11, 12
Patch.com
According to Astronomy.com, the Perseid Meteor shower has some added bonuses on Aug. 11-12, 2012: it will occur on a night when the moon is in its waning crescent phase, which means the moonlight won't interfere with your view of the dashing meteors, ...

Feast your eyes on the Red Planet and meteor shower
San Antonio Express
By the time you read this, the Mars Science Lab spacecraft will have dropped Curiosity on the Red Planet. Hopefully all went well, and we'll soon discover if one of the most compelling planets of our solar system ever supported a viable place for ...

A bird, a plane or a meteor?
Deccan Herald
Indians will be able to witness the beautiful Perseid meteor showers which will illuminate the night sky on August 11 and 12. The Perseid meteor shower reaches its peak around the 12th of August every year; its meteors can be seen for about three weeks ...

Seeing the Perseids Meteors this year - 11 - 12 Aug, 2012
NorthumberlandView.ca
The Perseids annual meteor shower is one of the most spectacular meteor showers. This year there is not much moon to spoil the event unlike last year. Here are the events in and around Toronto to observe the meteors: Date: Saturday August 11 evening, ...

Campground at Joshua Tree to open in time for meteor shower
Southwest Riverside News Network
Joshua Tree National Park will reopen its Ryan Campground next weekend to open up more spots during the Perseid meteor shower, a park spokesman said this week. Joshua Tree National Park will reopen its Ryan Campground next weekend to open up ...

Starwatch: A weekend meteor shower party
Post-Bulletin
It's one of the two best annual meteor showers, and this year moonlight won't get in the way like it did last year, when a full moon washed out many of the meteors. When the Perseids peak Aug. 11-12, the skies will definitely be dark, as we'll only ...

Park hosting weekend of fun
Review Times
9:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday: Perseids Meteor Shower Hike to the Dam. Meet at shelterhouse #3 off of Township Road 229 for a one-mile night-hike to the dam, where we will watch the northeastern sky for nature's annual meteor shower show. In event of ...

Conditions are good to see meteor shower
The Olympian
The meteor show is expected to peak the night of Aug. 12-13. The waning moon will not rise until 1:12 a.m. on Aug. 12 and 2:05 a.m. Aug. 13. Viewing the event last year was made very difficult by a full moon. Experts are predicting the shower to ...

Bentsen State Park to host Perseid meteor shower party Saturday
Monitor
Pack a blanket and bring a pocketful of wishes for the Perseid meteor shower party, which starts at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park in Mission. To take advantage of the peak night of the month-long show, you'll need to ...

Shooting Stars Make a Growing Show in Oregon Skies
Oregon Coast Beach Connection
(Oregon Coast) - The peak of the big meteor showers of the year is just days away, and OMSI will host two viewing parties of the stellar phenomenon on August 12 in the Columbia Gorge and the Oregon coast range. (Above: star viewing at Cannon Beach) ...

Dinosaurs Were Never Able To Catch A Break
WebProNews Mon, 06 Aug 2012 13:29 PM PDT
I think we can all agree that Dinosaurs never got a fair shake. We would be riding on giant lizards and keeping T-Rexes as pets if it wasnât for a giant meteorite. As it turns out, the dinosaurs were far

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