Things to do in LA this weekend: Look up for the Perseid Meteor Shower

The annual Perseid Meteor Shower will be easy to see this year with a new moon and clear skies, starting on Sunday and continuing through the week.

http://www.knbc.com/news/13868582/detail.html?rss=la&psp=news

On Tuesday, you can also see the planet Mercury, also in the east just after sunset. Here's a cool link to the Los Angeles Griffith Park Observatory with lots of info on stargazing.

http://www.griffithobservatory.org/skyinfo.html

The Perseid Meteor shower was so named because it appears to originate from the Constellation Perseus in the east, named for the Greek hero Perseus.

http://www.pantheon.org/articles/p/perseus.html


Happy Viewing!

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