Astronomy news flash
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-Meteor shower party at Humble ISD observatory- The Perseid Meteor Shower will soon arrive. On Thursday, Aug. 12, at 10 p.m. and going on to dawn, astronomers will be at the Administaff Observatory in Humble ISD for the annual the Perseid Meteor Shower. This is the first meteor shower party at the observatory. We will set up in the field behind the observatory. This is always a reliable meteor shower. The crescent moon will have set. Perseus is just rising at 10 p.m., and the peak is expected at 10:20 p.m. Although meteors can be seen from any dark location, astronomers will be available to answer questions and provide viewing advice. Guests are encouraged to bring bug spray, something to drink and a comfortable chair. Weather will be the key – check the observatory's phone for messages about whether it be open or not at 281-641-7827, The observatory is located at 2505 South Houston Road in Humble, next to Jack Fields Elementary School.