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Byron Forest Preserve offers Perseid Meteor watch Aug. 12-14

A bright meteor during Perseid meteor shower is captured in a star trail image of constellation Orion. Photo supplied
A bright meteor during Perseid meteor shower is captured in a star trail image of constellation Orion. Photo supplied

The Byron Forest Preserve District will offer a free viewing of the annual Perseid Meteor Shower on Monday, Aug. 12, Tuesday, Aug. 13 and Wednesday, Aug. 14 from 8:30 p.m. to midnight at thei preserve's Weiskopf Observatory located, at the Jarrett Prairie Nature Preserve, 7993 North River Road in Byron.

"Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and sit back to view the night sky while watching for meteors. This is a free event for all ages," said Mark Herman, superintendent of education.

For more information, call the Byron Forest Preserve District at 815 234-8535, ext. 200, or visit www.byronforestpreserve.com.