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UWM Planetarium

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1900 East Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States

August 2020

Shooting Stars and Meteor Showers (Virtual)

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until August 7, 2020

UWM Planetarium, 1900 East Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Many know shooting stars for the striking trails of light they give off, but their name is misleading since they are not shooting nor are they stars. These light trails, also known as meteors, are fragments of either comets or asteroids. When our Earth travels through the orbit of a comet, we are treated to a dazzling meteor shower. Dr. Jean Creighton, Director of the UWM Planetarium, will describe how and when are the best times to see shooting stars.…

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