JDCF and the Planetary Studies Foundation (PSF) invite the public to Meteors on the Mound to catch a glimpse of the Perseid meteor shower from atop Horseshoe Mound Preserve. Horseshoe Mound is the eighth highest point in Jo Daviess County and offers spectacular views of the tristate area from three different vantage points. This is the only time of the year that the preserve is open to the public after dark so it is a special occasion.
Enjoy family-friendly activities and learn about meteors from PSF planetary geologist, Dr. Paul Sipiera. Amateur astronomers will have telescopes onsite so that the participants can view various heavenly bodies. If you have a telescope, please bring it along. PSF will have its traveling meteorite exhibit on hand as well. $10/person for non-members of JDCF.