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Views from The Durham 2019
August 12 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Join us on the roof for our final telescopic stargazing night of the season hosted by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center and the Innovate Your Cool Conference. Stop by for guided constellation tours, music from DJ Mic Check, and celestial cocktail creations from the bar.
Free and Family Friendly!
8-10pm | Music with DJ Mic Check
9-11pm | Stargazing with Morehead Planetarium
Views: Perseid meteor shower
This annual meteor shower arises when the Earth passes through streams of debris left behind by the comet Swift-Tuttle. As pebble-sized pieces of debris collide with the Earth, they burn up at an altitude of around 70 to 100 km, appearing as shooting stars. This meteor shower is named after the constellation from which the meteors appear to emanate, Perseus.