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Perseid Meteor Shower (Weldon Springs)

Date(s): 
8/11/2014
Time(s): 
10:00 PM
Description: 
Join us for a special program, �A Shower of Stardust - the annual Perseid Meteor Shower.� Area residents are invited to enjoy the spectacular display as Earth travels through a stream of cosmic debris and our atmosphere incinerates tiny particles of Comet Swift-Tuttle to produce 50-60 �shooting stars� per hour.

A fire and a treat will be provided.  Participants should bring a blanket, bug spray and a sweater for comfort.  In the event of rain, the program will be offered on August 12.  Please respect park quiet hours which begin at 10 PM.
For more information: 
 
Event Type: 
Astronomy Event; Family Event; Outdoor Event; State Parks
DNR Region(s): 
3
Location: 
Meadowview Picnic Area at Weldon Springs State Park
DNR Park: 
 
Address: 
4734 Weldon Springs Rd.
City, State ZIP: 
Clinton IL 61727
Directions: 
 
Contact person/email: 
Carol Thompson / carol.thompson@illinois.gov
Phone/Fax: 
217-935-0373 /  
Other Phone: