This Thurs Aug 12 - it's the PERSEID METEOR SHOWER, which the Inwood Astronomy Project says is "the most famous of all meteor showers". We can join our IAP friends up in Inwood Hill Park (only 20 min away on the A train!) from 10p-1am for this event. It really is the best place in Manhattan to do it.
Good thing is that it won't be freezing like when we went to see the Leonid shower back in Nov or so, and I think the sky should be pretty clear (though apparently there is a small 20% chance of rain - but that shouldn't stop us: ). Who's in? See you there!
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