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Geminids meteor shower star party

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Due to the weather we are rescheduling this event. We will try for Wednesday night which is forecast as clear and 29º. This means it will be an evening to bundle up. Bring blanket to wrap around you and your favorite sky-watching buddy.

Some consider the Geminids the king of the meteor showers.  It is caused by debris left by as asteroid called 3200 Phaethon that was discovered in 1982.  It produces up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at the peak.  The peak will be after midnight.

This event is hosted by Dr. Katherine Auld of the NWACC Astronomy faculty and will meet on the NWACC campus behind the Student Center.  The public is welcome to join.

Later Event: December 18
"That's no Moon" Friday