Here at Voyageurs, the dark skies offer an opportunity to appreciate not just stars, but shooting stars, also known as meteors. Throughout history, some people believed seeing a shooting star was an important event. Perhaps a wish made upon a shooting star would come true. Perhaps it was an omen of good or ill fortune. Perhaps it was simply beautiful.Early scientists believed meteors did not originate from outer space. Instead, they were thought to be similar to lightning. Not until the 1800s did scientists begin to understand the true origin of meteors.