Creighton can talk about meteors, also called shooting stars, and specifically, the annual Perseids meteor shower active through late August.
The annual Perseids meteor shower, which is considered the year’s best meteor shower, is expected to be active until Aug. 24, with a peak of Aug. 11-13. Jean Creighton can talk about what to look out for after dark. At its peak, the Perseids produce 50 to 100 meteors an hour with clear skies. The Perseids shower is caused by the Earth traveling through debris and dust particles of the comet 109P/Swift-Turtle. Creighton also can discuss the UWM planetarium’s upcoming return to in-person shows. The planetarium will host an online show about the Perseids on Aug. 6.