Adler Hosts Viewing For Perseids Peak

By Marcus Gilmer in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 12, 2010 3:20PM

2010_08_12_perseids.jpg Tonight is the peak for the annual Perseid meteor shower so if you haven't gotten a chance to step outside the city and take it all in, tonight's the night to do it. The Adler Planetarium is hitting the road for Wheaton where the city lights won't outshine the meteors and you can actually see the streaks across the sky at their Perseid viewing party. Telescopes will be available for viewing the meteors, there will be plenty of science dropped by a few Adler lecturers, and there will even be excerpts from One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure in Adler's portable planetarium dome. The only catch? You just have to get out to Cantigny Park in Wheaton.

Adler Planetarium Perseid Viewing Party, Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Rd, Wheaton, IL, 7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., $10 for Adler members and $15 for general public