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August 10, 2018
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Great Bend, KS 67530

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Perseid Meteor Shower Watch Party

Friday, August 10

August 10, 2018 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Kansas Wetlands Education Center The Persied Meteor Shower occurs every year when the earth passes through the trail of dust and debris left by the Swift-Tuttle comet. Perseids are a popular meteor shower each year, but this year will be better than most, with a peak of 60-70 meteors per hour. The moon will be near new moon, at a crescent, so it will set early. This means clear, dark skies for better meteor watching. The shower gets its name because the meteors appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus. Families of all ages are encouraged to come out for this FREE, fun-filled event to learn the difference between an asteroid, comet and meteor through a dry ice science experiment, enjoy a night hike on our nature trail, create a space rock fridge magnet, play glow-in-the-dark wiffle ball, and enjoy s’mores while gazing at the night sky.