Showers forecast

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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.