Wednesday, August 11, 2010


For as long as I can remember, I've been fascinated by the night sky.

Whether it was staring up at at stars and point out constellations during camping trips with my Dad at Worthington State Forest, looking at the amazing photographs in Carl Sagan's Cosmos, or insisting that my husband accompany me when Neil deGrasse Tyson gave a lecture at a nearby college, I've always been drawn to all things astonomy.

The "sexiest astrophysicist alive" signed my copy of The Pluto Files!

This week marks one of my favorite times of the year - the peak of the Perseid meteor shower.
Photo by Wally Pacholka, via NASA
Thursday evening into Friday morning, the Perseids are supposed to peak, at least 80 meteors per hour.
Just how much do I love the Perseids?

I'm taking a vacation day on Friday so I can stay up late Thursday night and hang out in my back yard on a beach towel.

Will you be watching the sky tomorrow night?


  1. How was is? Did you enjoy it...?
    I love love love the sky:)

  2. Unfortunately, it was too cloudy here to see anything. :-( I'll have to wait for the Leonids in November. ;-)


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