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Aquarid Meteor Shower Is Sunday Night, Monday AM


Dr. Kent Montgomery, head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M-Commerce, says the Aquarid meteor shower is Sunday night into Monday morning (July 28-29), with the peak viewing around 3 a.m. Monday.  About 20 meteors per hour will be viewable in the south sky.  We also look back to the 50th anniversary of the moon landing last Saturday, July 20; discuss the new PBS series "Ancient Skies;" and consider the mammoth Thirty-Meter Telescope being built at the University of Hawaii.

John Mark Dempsey is the host of the public interest program The Blacklands Café from KETR News. Dempsey is also the play-by-play announcer for Commerce Tigers Football on 88.9 FM and on ketr.org.