About this event:
Join NIU STEM Outreach for a dazzling evening of stargazing and viewing of the annual Perseid meteor shower. These brilliant meteors radiate from the Perseus constellation and appear throughout the sky.
6:30-9 p.m. Food is available for purchase.
7-9 p.m. Experts will discuss the night sky and hot astrophysics topics.
9-10:30 p.m. After dark, watch the meteor shower and view the night sky through your own telescope or those provided by NIU.
Jeremy Benson, NIU STEM Educator The Sky Tonight: What’s Visible and What Causes a Meteor Shower?
Joel Knapper, NASA Solar System Ambassador NASA Today: Current and Future Missions, Manned Spacecrafts and Rockets.
Dan Hooper, Ph.D., Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago Radically Rethinking Black Matter.