Look North Saturday To See Some New Meteors!

May 23, 2014

By Pat Batcheller

"We think it's going to be pretty terrific as far as meteor showers go--somewhere between 100 and 400 meteors per hour."

Buddy Stark, Michigan Science Center.

A newly-discovered meteor shower reaches its celestial peak this weekend. The Camelopardalids are expected to fill the northern sky early Saturday morning. They’re associated with a comet that was discovered 10 years ago. Michigan Science Center astronomy director Buddy Stark tells me WDET’s Pat Batcheller how this shower got its long name. Click on the audio link above to find out when and where to look.

See what's happening at the Michigan Science Center here.

Read more about the Camelopardalid meteor shower here.