Leonid meteor shower peaks tonight

The Leonids peak is upon us with a forecast of 4 meteors visible per hour before daybreak tomorrow here in North Carolina.  Look to constellation Leo as it rises in the East, by 5 am, Leo will be ESE.  The Ames Research Center has a nice tool to provide hour by hour estimates of meteor activity based on your location.

 

more reading:

http://www.meteorwatch.org/2010/11/16/the-leonid-meteor-shower-2010/?utm_source=wordtwit&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=wordtwit

Jordan Lake observing session

For those families that were out at the Jordan Lake observing session sponsored by Morehead Planetarium, the websites mentioned were:

for science educators, outreach volunteers, amateur astronomers, or maybe just me