Sunday, September 28, 2008

Perseid Meteor Shower Campout

In August we went to a Perseid Meteor Shower campout at Caesar Creek state park in Ohio. There was free camping on the open lawn area for wide open viewing away from city/town lights. We played quite a bit in the sand and water. There were lots of astronomy-themed crafts and activities set up, and several astronomers brought out their mega telescopes to share. As the sun set, however, the clouds thickened, and the kids fell asleep before it cleared enough to see any of the meteor shower. We still had a great time, though, and are looking forward to going again next August.

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