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View the Geminids Meteor Shower at Mammoth Cave National Park

Thousands of stars and the cloudy Milky Way Galaxy seen in a dark night sky.
Thousands of stars and the cloudy Milky Way Galaxy seen in a dark night sky from Sunset Point in Mammoth Cave National Park.

NPS Photo by Aaron Quicksall

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News Release Date: December 11, 2023

Contact: Molly Schroer, 270-758-2192

MAMMOTH CAVE, KY - Mammoth Cave National Park will host a special viewing event for the Geminids Meteor Shower on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. The Geminids Meteor Shower is a favorite amongst stargazers and is known for its bright and fast meteors which can be spotted at almost 50 an hour. This family-friendly event is free and open to everyone, from seasoned astronomers to first-time star gazers.

In addition to watching the meteor shower, stargazers will be able to view distant planets and nebulae through telescopes. Expert rangers and astronomy enthusiasts will be on hand to explain observations and share insights about the night sky. Participants should meet in the bus loop of the visitor center, and dress warmly. It is recommended to bring blankets or chairs for a more comfortable viewing experience.

Mammoth Cave National Park is recognized as an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association. The park’s exceptional environment is perfect for viewing dazzling night sky displays all year long.For more information about the event, please visit our website or contact us at 270-758-2180.

Last updated: December 11, 2023

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