The Santa Monica College John Drescher Planetarium invites residents to come enjoy a preview that prepares you to make the most of August’s Perseid Meteor Shower. The feature show – as well as their popular Night Sky Show – will be held on Friday, August 7.

The evening feature show is at 8 p.m. and is preceded by “The Night Sky Show” at 7 p.m., offering the latest news in astronomy and space exploration, a family-friendly “tour” of the constellations, and the chance to ask astronomy-related questions.

The Meteors of Summer: August’s Perseid Shower: Find out about the Perseid Meteor shower – which will present its annual spectacular streaks of light crossing the skies on August 12-13, as our planet moves through dust streams from comet Swift-Tuttle – and pick up tips on the best way to watch one of Nature’s silent spectacles.

The John Drescher Planetarium, which features a Digistar projection system, is located near the elevators on the second floor of Drescher Hall (1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica). Tickets are available at the door and cost $11 ($9 seniors and children) for the evening’s scheduled “double bill,” or $6 ($5 seniors age 60+ and children age 12 and under) for a single show, guest lecture, or telescope-viewing session.

Please call (310) 434-3005 or see www.smc.edu/eventsinfo or www.smc.edu/planetarium for information. All shows subject to change or cancellation without notice.

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