A calendar of all the major meteor showers taking place in 2012 that I drew up.
Of course, this isn’t all of the meteor events this year. Only the ones with the best chance of being visible. I chose only events with a Zenith Hourly Rate (ZHR, the number of peak events per hour) above 10. You should also consider the moon phase for that date, which I did not include.
How to use this:
The date on the left is the early morning after midnight on the day it will peak (so “October 7” is between midnight and sunrise on the morning of the 7th).
The constellation represents the point in the sky that the shower will “originate” from.
Choose someplace dark, away from city lights, and bring a blanket and a friend.
To calculate the sunrise/sunset for your area on a specific date, go here. Many more details about each event can be found in this summary from EarthSky. Some events will favor the North or South Hemispheres, but such is life.
Korean-American artist Timothy Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea, but was raised in New York City. His recent exhibition entitled Secretive Skin is an installation of metaphors. His media is intentionally stark white paper that takes on a sculptural quality, which he uses to express the ethnophaulism “gook eyes,” a derogatory ethnic slur that has been around since the 1920s. Reactions to Asian racial politics and stereotypes are a primary focus of his work. “By isolating the eyes from the face,” Lee explains, “I appropriate the stereotype of the “demure and silent” Asian, for confrontational purposes.”
Digits is a poster series by James Adame designed for a campaign to promote classroom visits by professionals that use math and science in their jobs.
About the project:
This campaign was created for an initiative of the State of Mass. school board to show kids the importance of studying Math and Science…We wanted to show students that Math and Science isn’t scary- it makes dreams come true and surrounds us in daily life in everything we do.