NIC in the News: Spectacular astronomical show set to sparkle

The peak viewing from the Geminid meteor show is expected between 1 and 3 a.m. Dec. 14. Photo by the American Meteor Society.

NIC physics instructor Jennifer Fallis Starhunter was interviewed by the Comox Valley Record about the Geminid meteor show in December, 2017.

A couple of warm blankets, a pillow and perhaps a hot chocolate is all that is needed to watch what promises to be a spectacular show in the winter sky this week, notes North Island College physics instructor Jennifer Fallis Starhunter.

“The neat thing about this one is that with most meteor showers, the earth passes through the dust bits when a comet passes – they come through the atmosphere and burn up,” she explained.

Read the full story in the Comox Valley Record.

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