Perseid Meteor Shower
Enjoy star gazing? Lucky enough to be in the northern hemisphere August 11th and 12th?
Look to the skies to take in the Perseid Meteor Shower, named after the constellation Perseus. Perseid is observable from the southern hemisphere, but they do not get the full effect of this 60 meteor per hour show. In Greek mythology, Perseus was the hero who slayed Medusa and later rescued and married the beautiful Andromeda. We've been looking to the heavens for inspiration and enjoyment for millenia. Our observation of the Perseid meteor shower goes back 2000 years and has been written up from the Far East to western Europe, where it was interpreted to be the tears of St. Lawrence, one of the seven deacons of ancient Rome.
Sit back, point your telescope to the sky and enjoy the show!