|August 20th the Southern Colorado Astronomical Society will hold its
monthly meeting at the Colorado State University campus in Pueblo. The
meeting will be conducted in Room 103 of the Physics and Math Building
beginning at 7PM. All monthly meetings are open to the public. See the
map below for the location. Please park in the W-1 parking lot.
|The Perseids Meteor Shower is arguably the best meteor shower of the year. At a peak rate of 100 per hour
it's hard to not find this fireworks of nature show impressive. Perseids is the debris trail of comet
109P/Swift-Tuttle. The earliest record of this shower dates back to 36 AD, found in Chinese writings. The
radiant of this show is found in the constellation Perseus.
Lay a blanket out, a reclining chair, or simply take a seat on the ground and look up. It will be difficult to miss
a "shooting star" from this shower. Remember it is best to view meteor showers with the unaided eye,
telescopes narrow your field of view thus limiting how much of the sky you will be able to see. The inverse
would be if using a telescope there is a very good chance you will get to see a streak of light up close.
|please park in the large parking lot next to the building.
Southern Colorado Astronomical Society members will be on hand
approximately a half hour prior to sunset .
Directions to the lake:
Take I-25 to Pueblo. Turn west on Pueblo Blvd (Exit 94). Drive 5
miles to Thatcher Blvd (the road will turn south after two miles). Turn
west and go 4 miles to the park. This event is free to everyone.