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Posted on August 13, 2010

The Wheaton College Observatory provides the best place for nearby residents to gaze at the stars, and Professor of Astronomy Timothy Barker serves as the go-to expert for speaking to the news media about astronomical events, such as eclipses and meteor fly-bys.

The latest space weather predicts a light show from the Perseid meteor showers, which were created by the collision of the Swift-Tuttle comet with the Earth's atmosphere.

Barker told The Sun Chronicle newspaper that the best time for viewing will be in the early morning hours (3 to 4 p.m.) through Sunday, Aug. 15.

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