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How to Watch Tonight’s Perseid Meteor Shower

By Erica Abbott

If you’re looking for one of nature’s greatest shows, simply look up at the sky tonight. The Perseid meteor shower is set to peak between tonight and tomorrow morning, and it’s sure to be out of this world. According to NASA, during the peak activity time between Aug. 11 and 12, there could be as many as 200 meteors per hour.

Recovering from Setbacks: How You Can Get Back on Track

Astronomy as a Gateway to Critical Thinking Skills

By Katie Berryhill
Assistant Professor of Space Studies at American Public University

Astronomy is one of the most popular classes that students take to satisfy a general education science requirement. Students’ initial curiosity also makes astronomy an excellent vehicle to teach critical thinking skills, and help students to navigate the information they encounter in the world (whether about science of anything else).

On the Brink of Thermonuclear War – Live Webcast