August 10, 2005

Meteor Showers

Not that we have been ultra busy, we just have had little to write about. But I felt that we don't want to lose readers due to infrequent posting, thus today's post. Now this is more of an announcement than a story, but it's still a post. This Thursday and Friday nights are the best days of the year to see a major meteor shower. Although the absolute best times are between 2 am and 4 am, a relatively easier time to see many shooting stars is around 11 pm. You will want to look East with the constellation Perseus as your focal point as this is the direction most of the meteors will appear (hence this meteor shower is called the Perseid meteor shower). Here on campus, I contacted the student life department and arranged for an announcement concerning the meteor shower and will host an all campus watch Friday at 11pm in our "big open space". Here is a link that has more information concerning the meteor showers this week: http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2005/22jul_perseids2005.htm.
Let's hope for clear skies!
Remember:
"The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the works of his hand
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they display knowledge"
Psalm 19:1-2

7 comments:

aunt flower lady said...

I'll have my eyes sky ward for sure. I love anything to do with space. I've sat on my deck many a night and watched the skies to see that beautiful display. Who can doubt God's wonder at night.
Love aunt Darleen

jschellhammer said...

I still liked the "everyone look-up at 11" idea better. It's kinda like hands-across-America but for the stars. Ok, maybe not so much.

Mom Miller said...

Yo...this is cool but after the skunk ordeal i think i'll just pass!! The sky is beautiful and God blessed us all with its beauty. at 11:00 I'll be sleeping take pictures for me and put them on your blog!! Ha Ha...countdown 10 days...

Christina Martinez said...

I LOVE AND MISS YOU GUYS A LOT!

Anonymous said...

It was cloudy and rainy her in Nebraska. I worked but didn't see anything. How about you?

Anonymous said...

sorry forgot to say it was me cjr

ldmiller said...

Unfortunately we had cloudy skies here as well. We'll try again next year!