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NASA's Star Count Project
Help NASA count, compare, and contrast the number of stars visible from different areas throughout the world.
NASA's Student Observation Network
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NEXT METEOR SHOWER!
The Lyrid meteor shower takes place in April, with the peak coming between 2-6 am on the morning of April 23. There may be between 5-20 meteors per hour, or nearly 1 meteor every 3 minutes.
If you observe the meteor shower, please post your observations (descriptions, counts, images) on your blog
, e-mail them to me, and/or submit them to
. For the weather report, check the
page. If the weather is poor on the night of the peak, many meteors should still be visible the nights before and after, so get out and watch whenever you can. Good luck!
For more information about this meteor shower, please see:
Unusual meteorite found in Kansas
Geminid meteor, 12/13/04, by Astro-Photographer Wally Pacholka of Long Beach, California,
BHS rm. B221, by Matt Dawson, Fall 2006
NOTE: Discussion questions are posted under the appropriate class. Select "Astronomy (pd. 2)" (or "Env. Earth Sci. (pd. 3)") from the "Navigation" bar to the left, then select the "discussion" tab at the top. Then answer at least 2 discussion questions per week.
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