Leonid meteor shower Nov. 18
Tempel-Tuttle is a periodic comet and the parent body and source of the Leonid meteor showers. An annual Leonid meteor shower may deposit 12 or 13 tons of particles across the entire planet. In mid-November, these spectacular “shooting stars” will streak through the night sky as they invade the earth’s atmosphere. The Tempel-Tuttle comet is responsible for some of the most intense meteor storms in history. This November, viewers can expect to see 10 to 20 “shooting stars” per hour. What to bring: Flashlight (covered with a red cloth or red balloon); binoculars and/ or telescope (if you have one), folding chair per person, and a star chart (if you have one).
The program will be held at 4:15 p.m. (lecture) and 5:15 p.m. (night viewing) Saturday, Nov. 18, at Hobbs State Park Visitor Center located on Hwy. 12 just east of the Hwy. 12/War Eagle Road intersection. The program is free. For more information, call 479-789-5000.