|Lyrid Meteor Shower Hike|
|Date||Sunday April 22, 2018|
|Time||8:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
Makoshika State Park
|Description||Wish on a shooting star with us as we watch the skies and discuss the Lyrids Meteor Shower at Makoshika State Park. AmeriCorps State Parks member Brenlee Shipps will introduce the program focusing on the Lyrid Shower and Virgo, one of the clearest and brightest constellations in the April sky.
Every April, the Earth passes through the debris of comet Thatcher, causing up to twenty meteors to pass through the atmosphere every hour. Because these "shooting stars" appear to originate from the constellation Lyra, they are called the Lyrids. The Lyrids are one of the oldest recorded meteor showers, with the first confirmed observation in 687 BC.
Join the grand tradition of meteor watching at the Makoshika State Park Kiwanis Pavilion, and be sure to bring a warm blanket to lay down on. For more information call the visitor center at (406) 377-6256.