University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

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A Tour of the Solar System
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Jean Creighton, Director
Physics Building 150
1900 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211


Shooting StarsShooting Stars

Friday Night Show
June 4 - June 25, 2010

Meteors, or shooting stars as they are commonly called, have fascinated onlookers for thousands of years. Though beautiful and often elusive sights they are actually the result of violent collisions in the Earth's atmosphere. View gorgeous images as you learn about why these magnificent sights occur and how you can best see them for yourselves. A portion of the show is devoted to viewing the current night sky.