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Geminid Meteor Shower

Friday, December 14th, 2012 9:44pm EST

Dr. Chris observed about 50 meteors over a one-hour period.  Most were faint ones like the photo above.  Observing conditions were ideal….clear skies and no Moon. The Geminids are the last big meteor shower of the year and usually put on a spectacular show.

Rain Collector Heater Installed

Sunday, December 9th, 2012 4:43pm EST

We installed the rain collector heater today. This device warms the surface of the rain collector to measure freezing rain or the moisture content of snowfall. It felt a bit strange to do this on an unseasonably warm 68F December afternoon!