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Special meteor watching at Kitt Peak

Orionid shower examined Oct. 20

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Posted: Tuesday, October 6, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:20 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

Explorer staff report

Kitt Peak invites the public to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy during a special "Meteor Mania" program on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

Guests can view the Orionid meteor shower from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. that night, a release said.

It's a chance to "view a spectacular meteor shower under the pristine dark skies of Kitt Peak. Observe one of nature's most spectacular cosmic shows. Learn about meteors, comets, meteor showers, and touch an actual piece of an asteroid."

Registration deadline for the October program is Friday, Oct. 16. Cost is $35 for adults, $25 for children (8-13) and $30 for Kitt Peak members.

To make a reservation, call the Kitt Peak Visitor Center Staff or 520-318-8726.

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