Meteor Shower Viewing Event  Taking Place In Sugar Grove

SUGAR GROVE – Families before long will have a chance to stargaze and learn whether planet Earth is in threat of being hit by a meteor. The Northern Illinois University Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, Café occasion, booked from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at Bliss Creek Golf Course, 1 Golfview Lane, Sugar Grove, will incorporate a review of the yearly Perseid meteor shower. 

A few space specialists likewise will take from 7 to 9 p.m. about other extraterrestrial points, for example, dim issue, current NASA missions and what causes a meteor shower.
The speakers incorporate cosmologist and molecule physicist Dan Hooper, NASA close planetary system diplomat James Joel Knapper and NIU STEM teacher Jeremy Benson. Benson, who likewise is the emcee for the occasion, said 

the shower happens once every year when Earth runs into the Swift-Tuttle comet, and the meteors really are the flotsam and jetsam from the comet’s tail. Alongside observing the yearly meteor shower, he stated, participants likewise will have the capacity to see a couple of plants that should be out amid that time.
Benson said space has caught the creative ability of individuals gazing toward the sky for a considerable length of time and that he cherishes getting individuals together with a typical intrigue, for example, space. 

He said anyone is welcome to go with the occasion, regardless of whether a participant is a devoted meteor fan or simply has a slight interest about what they’re seeing when they take a gander at the night sky.

Benson said

“We take into account everybody,” 
Supporters can either bring their own particular telescope or utilize some given by NIU amid the occasion. Sustenance will be available to be purchased at the occasion. 
NIU STEM Café occasions are intended to expand open familiarity with the part that STEM fields play in regular daily existences. The occasion is free, open to people in general and is booked to happen paying little mind to climate conditions.

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