Superstar

The Orionid Meteor Shower isn't the Only Reason to Gaze Above

By: Meghan Young - Published: Oct 22, 2009
Everyone is excited for the Orionid Meteor Shower which began earlier today and will continue to produce dozens of meteors per hour throughout the day. Yet why is it that the general public only star gazes when big events such as the Orionid Meteor Shower occur? To remain humbled while simply enjoying the natural beauty and mysteries of space that surrounds us daily, it’s important to look up once in awhile. This cluster is filled with other reasons to star gaze, such as live solar eclipses and crowdsourced space classification.