We get a dual viewing ALERT this weekend as Mars beckons in the southwest after dusk and the Perseid meteor shower peaks.
Look for Mars this weekend as it starts to get dark and say hello to Curiosity. Remember Saturn has Cassini still working her mission too.
The annual Perseid meteor shower peaks Saturday-Sunday night and should be a good shower this year as the Moon is past Last Quarter. Read More About It: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/about/pressreleases/Perseid-Meteors-in-Their-Prime-165482256.html and
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