The Geminid Meteor Shower is Here

(Photo by Flickr user: Andrew Meyers)

Don’t miss the Geminid meteor shower on December 14th and 15th, which presents with an hourly rate between 100 and 120 meteors per hour. The best viewing will be in an area outside of the city with little light pollution, but if you miss your chance to see the shower watch for brilliant Venus and Saturn in the morning sky. Was life really discovered somewhere else off of earth? Also, birthday wishes to Tycho Brahe who’s work cataloguing planetary movements and positions laid the ground work for discoveries by Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler. All this and more on this week’s Sky Talk.[audio: st20101213.mp3]

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