09 August 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor*Meteorite News 09AUG2012

A First Nation Wants the Royal Alberta Museum to ...
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A 150-kilogram meteorite that fell to earth centuries ago is pitting First Nations people northeast ...

Stargazers Get Set for Meteor Showers
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 page and log in.

Public can watch meteor shower at state park
Sacramento Bee
GLASGOW, Ky. -- Barren River Lake State Resort Park is offering a chance to view the Perseidsmeteor shower away from city lights and learn more about the event this weekend at the park in south-central Kentucky. The Louisville Astronomical Society ...

Chico observatory will open for Perseid meteor shower Saturday
CHICO — A waning moon will provide the perfect backdrop for the annual Perseid meteor shower, and the Kiwanis Chico Community Observatory will be open for the event Saturday night. The observatory, in upper Bidwell Park by Horseshoe Lake, opens at ...

STARS ABOVE: Awesome meteor shower graces the skies
West Island Gazette
For skywatchers, August will be a busy month, with a meteor shower and multiple planetary close encounters. For early-bird skywatchers, the goddess of love, Venus, dominates the dawn skies in the east, perched firmly in the constellation of Gemini, the ...

Perseids Meteor Shower To Take Place This Weekend
But the Montauk Observatory Inc. is promoting just that with a sponsored viewing of the Perseid meteor shower, an annual spectacle that is visible to the naked eye, on Saturday night. The viewing will take place at the Montauk County Park around 9 p.m...

Perseid meteor shower will hit peak on Saturday
TG Daily
If you want a good look at a meteor shower, you'd better head outside this Saturday. Every year, the Perseid meteor shower provides a dazzling show for people lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the night sky at the right place and the right time. And ...

Perseid Meteor Shower Will Dazzle This Weekend
The Perseid Meteor shower has some added bonuses this year: 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, according to Astronomy.com. And it's on ...

Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Aug. 11 to 12
The Epoch Times
One of the biggest meteor displays of the year, the Perseid meteor shower, is coming up this weekend. The shower's peak may produce up to 100 meteors per hour, according to NASA. The best time to watch will be the night of Aug. 11–12, although the ...

At the State Parks
Door County Advocate
Celebrate the phenomenal Perseid Meteor Shower this week at Newport State Park. On clear nights every summer, when Earth crosses paths with Comet Swift-Tuttle, the night sky in the Northern Hemisphere is ablaze with the Perseid shower, a display of as ...

Meteor shower: Perseids peak this weekend
13, 2010," YouNews reporter rowdey wrote. EUGENE, Ore. - With clear skies in the forecast and the moon waning to a slender crescent by this weekend, conditions will be prime for the annual Perseids meteor shower. The showers peak the night of Aug.

meteorite murrysville pa aug 8 2012 - YouTube
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I am so lucky to have caught this meteorite falling to earth in my little town. I just hope one doesn ...

Alberta meteorite sparks battle for sacred rock
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 ...

Perseid Meteor Shower Is Underway « CBS Minnesota
The annual Perseid meteor shower is underway this week and peaks out this coming Saturday night into Sunday morning, said WCCO Radio Meteorologist ...

Perseid Meteor Shower, August 11, 2012 | StarDate Online
The Perseid meteor shower sprinkles the night sky with “shooting stars” in August , with the best viewing around the night of August 11. The Perseids generally ...

Perseid meteor shower visible this week
A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky early August 12, 2008 near Rogers Spring in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. The meteor display, known as the Perseid shower because it appears to radiate from the constellation Perseus in the ...

Boots on the tundra, eyes on Mars
London Free Press
A joint effort between Western's Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration and the Canadian Space Agency, the team spent nearly two weeks on Victoria Island conducting a geological survey on a newly discovered meteor impact crater. Their mission was ...

Come to meteor shower watch at the Binbrook Conservation Area
Grand River Sachem
If you plan to attend, bring a blanket, groundsheet or lounge chair, because lying down is one of the best ways to enjoy the meteor shower. Also, protect yourself from biting mosquitoes by applying repellent and wearing pants and a long-sleeved shirt.

See a meteor shower in the August sky
Florida Times-Union
The Perseid meteor shower will peak during the evening of Sunday-Monday. In a dark location with clear skies, the Perseids offer more than 100 meteors, or “shooting stars,” per hour. Realistically, however, an observer in Florida will notice about one ...

Lights Over Grayson Again – UFOs or Early Meteor Shower?
Last month, Grayson was mentioned on the UFO Stalker website for the third time this year. The first reporting was in February, then again in May, and finally there was a reporting on July 16. Whatever these reported unidentified flying objects are ...

Meteor showers set to light up sky on Aug 13
Times of India
This particular light show, Perseids meteor shower, is made of a stream of particles left behind by the giant Swift-Tuttle comet. "With the meteor shower peaking on the night of August 13, one can expect around 60 light streaks per hour," said ...

Stargazing at the dunes Saturday
This is the park's sixth annual Perseid Meteor Stargaze. Stargazing runs from 8:30 p.m. — with prime viewing starting at 9 p.m. until the park closes at 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at the pavilion. The stargazing is hosted by the state park's ...

2012 THE Year of Meteors!