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Stargazing Party With The 'Eye On The Night Sky'

A meteor streaks across the sky north of Castaic Lake, Calif., during the Perseid meteor shower.
A meteor streaks across the sky north of Castaic Lake, Calif., during the Perseid meteor shower.

VPR's Mary Engisch speaks with Mark Breen, Planetarium Director of the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium in St. Johnsbury. He answers your questions about the stars, planets and constellations.

You'll learn about the Summer Triangle, meteor showers, how to use the Big Dipper to find other stars and much more. Your questions are an important part of the broadcast. You can call in during the show or email your questions ahead of time.

Broadcast on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 9 p.m.

Want to throw your own star-gazing party? It's easy! Invite your friends and family. Set up lawn chairs or spread blankets on the ground. Use the VPR app, turn the radio on or stream VPR at VPR.org and look up!

For "night vision" that won't interfere with your ability to see the stars, wrap a red scarf, bandana or cellophane around your flashlight and secure it with a rubber band.

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