The summer months are often the most popular for skygazing. Mild weather combined with a host of appealing astronomical events tends to attract both amateur and professional astronomers to look skyward. One of the more brilliant and "flashy" events to observe is a meteor shower. As children, many of us remember watching a "falling" star shoot across the sky. Little did we know that what we were actually observing was a piece of space debris known as a' 'meteor.'' Meteors may appear at any time and from any direction, but most of the visible meteors viewed each year are parts of defined meteor showers.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1992 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Althof, Stephanie A.
"Astronomy Resources - Taking a Meteor Shower,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 29
, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol29/iss1/7