Pokagon State Park Interpretive Services is hosting a Geminid meteor shower viewing on Tuesday, Dec. 13. Participants should meet at the park’s CCC shelter lawn at 6:30 p.m. The program will last about two hours.
This is a peak night for this annual shower of shooting stars. Enjoy some naked-eye astronomy of winter constellations while peering out for meteors. The near-full moon rising several hours after sunset will wash out the dimmer meteors, but could provide some nice moon views at the end of the evening.
Hot drinks will be provided at the CCC shelter fireplace. Bring plenty of warm clothes and binoculars for an improved deeper sky viewing. Viewers may come for all or part of the evening.
In case of clouds, call the nature center before 4 p.m. at (260) 833-2012 or the Potawatomi Inn at (260) 833-1077 after 4 p.m. to inquire about the program status.
The program is free, as is park admission at that hour.
Pokagon State Park is at 450 Lane 100 Lake James,Angola, 46703.