Park to have meteor shower program
On August 11, 2013, from 8:00 pm to midnight, at the Spalding Visitor Center, Nez Perce National Historical Park will be sponsoring an evening program and viewings of the annual Persied Meteor Shower.
Mr. Victor Kriss, Professor Emeritus of Lewis-Clark State College, and Park Ranger Kevin Peters will be providing programs on meteorites and the use of stars in Nez Perce culture respectively. The programs will begin at 8:00 followed by viewing the meteor shower. Please bring your lawn chairs, blankets and your telescopes. Viewing will continue through midnight, when the event concludes.
The Persied Meteor shower occurs when the Earth passes through the orbit of a comet. What we see are small fragments of material entering the atmosphere where they appear as streaks of light. The meteor shower should be at its height during the star program.
The Spalding Visitor Center is located 10 miles south of Lewiston or three miles north of Lapwai on Highway 95. The Visitor Center is open daily from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and features a movie, exhibits and information about all the park sites.
For more information call the park at 208-843-7009.