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Perseid meteor - Wikimedia photo by Brocken Inaglory
Perseid meteor - Wikimedia photo by Brocken Inaglory

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On Aug.11 and 12, 2013, the annual Perseid meteor shower will peak, filling the sky with streaks of light, commonly known as shooting stars. Such visually stunning showers are actually but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to meteoroids slamming into Earth's atmosphere. The President of the Shoreline Amateur Astronomical Association, Peter Burkey says you should stay up late on Sunday night and that the actual peak of the meteor showers is in the middle of the day on Monday.   SAAA meetings occur monthly throughout the school year, starting in September and ending in June.  Meeting time is 7pm on the second Thursday of the month.  The location is Macatawa Bay School in the planetarium and is open to the public.

Story by:  Diane E Coston

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