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The Night the Stars Fell Discussion

Date & Time
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost
Free
Location
206 W College Ave, Normal, Illinois, 61761
Phone
309-452-1757
On November 13, 1833, the nighttime heavens lit up like a Fourth of July sparkler as tens of thousands of meteors streaked through the darkened sky. Known as the “Night the Stars Fell,” it proved to be the greatest meteor shower in U.S. history. What did McLean County residents make of this fantastic and fearful display? How did this event alter our understanding of meteors and meteor showers?

Come here Bill Kemp explore this topic in preparation for April 22/23, the Lyrids Meteor Shower.