The wonderful people at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center, that's who! In the wee hours of this morning at Alderfer/Three Sisters Park, 30101 Buffalo Park Road in Evergreen, astronomy team members will be at hand to give a short lecture "about the comet that produced the meteors, what a meteor is, why they have to be there at one in the morning, some of the pieces of what makes a meteor shower happen, and why this one is so regular," explains interpretive specialist Peg Alig. "It's supposed to be a really good shower this year," she continues, because it's a new moon and the park is situated well away from Denver's light pollution.
Be at the observation point from 1 to 4 a.m. and be sure to bring a chaise lounge or sleeping bag on which to recline. Call 720-497-7600 to register or to get more information. And check the weather reports; a cloudy sky means no meteors to watch.
Mon., Aug. 13, 1-4 a.m.