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The Night the Stars Fell presented by Bill Kemp at Normal Public Library

Tue Apr 18 19:00:00 2017

Museum Librarian Bill Kemp will deliver a talk on the 1833 Leonids meteor shower at Normal Public Library on Tuesday, April 18 n preparation for viewing of Lyrids Meteor Shower on April 22/23 of this year.

On November 13, 1833, the nighttime heavens lit up like a Fourth of July sparkler as tens of thousands of meteors streaked through the darkened sky. Known as the “Night the Stars Fell,” it proved to be the greatest meteor shower in U.S. history. What did McLean County residents make of this fantastic and fearful display? How did this event alter our understanding of meteors and meteor showers? The talk will be held in the Community Room in the lower level of the library at 7:00 p.m. and will last 45 minutes. It is free and open to the public.

For more information, please visit http://www.normalpl.org/.

The Night the Stars Fell presented by Bill Kemp at Normal Public Library