2014 could very well be called "The Year of the Meteor
Showers!" Observe these spectacular natural fireworks shows at Kitt Peak
National Observatory and, just maybe, get to observe a Meteor Storm (with over
1,000 meteors per hour). Travel far away from those annoying city lights to
view these meteor showers under the pristine dark skies of Kitt Peak.
On October 22, see the Orionids -- a steady, reliable shower
year after year, with a respectable Zenith Hourly Rate (ZHR). These meteors
also come from Halley's Comet, but from the more recent past than the Eta
Festivities begin late and stretch into the wee hours of the
morning as we observe some of Nature's most spectacular cosmic shows. Learn
about meteors, comets, meteor showers, and touch an actual piece of an
asteroid. Refreshments will be provided. Adults and families with children 8
years or above are encouraged to attend. Reservations required.