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Meteor shower event set Aug. 11 at LIGO

The Meteors and More event is Aug. 11 at the LIGO Hanford Observatory in Richland.

Star gazing starts at 8 p.m. and continues beyond midnight. Admission is free, and all ages are welcome.

Visitors should bring blankets or lawn chairs and dress warmly in case the night chills down. Visitors also will be able to view meteors, constellations, satellites, planets and stars through several telescopes that will be set up around the observatory by members of the Tri-City Astronomy Club.

Roy Gephart, a Tri-City astronomy buff and retired environmental scientist, also will give a presentation, starting at 8 p.m., about the Perseid meteor shower.