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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Cosmic show to peak tonight

See (and hear) the meteor show

I wish I could drive out into the county but I'm not in the centre of town so there may be a chance of some good ones, and Lexington's not huge by any means. I remember watching the Perseids at Edwards Air Force Base as a kid and the wonder of an absolute dark sky--no light pollution to speak of--with the Milky Way hanging above us. We saw hundreds an hour, lying on the top of a car watching them go by.

Do kids today even know what the Milky Way looks like?

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