Illinois Science Council prepares Chicagoans for the August Perseid Meteor Shower by offering two public talks about astronomy, shooting stars and those meteorites tough enough to get through our atmosphere and make it to earth. We're hosting talks in collaboration with the Chicago Public Library's Summer Learning Challenge at branches on the north and south side. (Talks are appropriate for those over 8 years old.) One of our speakers will be bringing actual meteorites** for you to see up close!
Thursday, August 1st
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Uptown Library, 929 W. Buena, Chicago
(between Sheridan & Broadway, south of Montrose)
The Perseid Meteor Shower takes place every year in mid-August. Although Chicago suffers from severe light pollution, it is possible to see some of the brighter shooting stars if the sky is clear and you look northeast, over the lake. Chicago and Evanston Park Districts will be opening some beaches for nighttime sky viewing the weekend of Aug. 10-11.