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Jean Creighton, Director
Physics Building 150
1900 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211


A Gemini Fireball

Shooting Stars

Fridays, September 6 - 27, 2013
7:00-7:55 p.m.

Manfred Olson Planetarium, Physics Building

Shooting Stars will reveal the mystery behind the dazzling light streaks that shoot across the night sky. Shows will run every Friday night 7 to 7:55 p.m. from September 6 to the 27.

This show will explain what shooting stars or meteors really are and talk about the fireball that crashed into Russian soil last February. Guests will be able to learn how and when to see shooting stars. In addition, an explanation on what makes the dazzling meteor showers occur.

The show, as always, includes an indoor stargazing portion to look at familiar patterns such as the Big Dipper but also a few seasonal constellations such as Cygnus, the Swan and Pegasus as they appear in both the city and country sky.