News Release

Perseid meteor shower ‘star party’ is August 11

Ranger Kevin Peters, the Nez Perce National Historical Park, and Lewis-Clark State College LCSC Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Professor Emeritus Victor Kriss will host a Perseid meteor shower Star Party Sunday night, August 11 at the Nez Perce National Historical Park in Spalding.
At 8:00 p.m. in the visitor center, Kriss will talk about the Perseid meteor shower and its origin and Peters will talk about the influence of stars in the Nez Perce culture. As the sky darkens, everyone will be invited to go outside and view the shooting stars. Kriss encourages those attending to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on and something warm to wear.
Kriss said the actual peak of the meteor shower will be Monday morning, before the Sun rises, with the best viewing after midnight on the evening of the 11th/12th. Late Sunday night an average of one meteor per minute should be visible. To view the meteors, Kriss said you need to find a dark location away from streetlights and then watch anywhere in the sky.
For more information contact Kevin Peters at (208) 843-7025.