View the Perseid meteor shower at Homestead National Monument of America

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Date: August 2, 2018
Contact: Susan Cook, (402) 223-3514

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National Park Service
Homestead National Monument of America

8523 W. State Hwy 4
Beatrice, NE 68310
402-223-3514 phone
402-228-4231 fax
www.nps.gov/home
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National Park Service News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 02, 2018
Susan Cook 402-223-3514

View the Perseid meteor shower the evening of August 11, 2018 at the Homestead National
Monument of America’s Heritage Center! The Heritage Center gates will be open all night
between the 11 th and 12 th allowing visitors into the parking lot to view the Perseid Meteor shower
on one of the celestial event’s peak evenings. Some projections predict up to 100 visible meteors
per hour!

The Perseid meteor shower lasts from July 17 th until August 24 th , and it is believed that the
meteors originate from the Perseus constellation. The Perseid meteor shower happens yearly and
is best viewed in the Northern Hemisphere, so Homestead National Monument of America is the
perfect place to view the wonders of this astronomical event! When viewing any astronomical
event at night it is often helpful to get away from strong sources of light pollution, like the glow
our towns and cities give off, and with the Heritage Center sitting 4 miles outside of Beatrice we
couldn’t think of a better place to view this spectacle of nature.

Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events
planned for 2018. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter
(@HomesteadNM), Facebook (Homestead National Monument of America), and Instagram
(@HomesteadNPS).

Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles
west of Beatrice, Nebraska and 45 miles south of Lincoln. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
seven days a week.  Admission is free.



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Last updated: August 5, 2018

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8523 West State Highway 4
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