Stargazing event at Kuipers Family Farm

By on August 8, 2014

MAPLE PARK—The annual Perseid meteor shower in mid-August will radiate from the Perseus constellation and appear throughout the sky, and NIU’s STEM Cafe will once again be there to watch it.

STEM Cafe will present “Star Gazing at the Orchard” on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Kuipers Family Farm, 1N318 Watson Road in Maple Park.

At this free, family-friendly event, NIU experts will discuss everything from NASA’s latest missions to the meteor shower to the ex-planetary status of Pluto. After the talks, attendees are welcome to use NIU telescopes or bring their own to get a better view of the meteors.