Science: Leonid Week

While other astronomers pondered the darkening of light (see p. 26), Dr. Willard James Fisher of Harvard Observatory anticipated an unusual brightening of darkness. He reminded U. S. stargazers that this year the Leonid meteor display will be the most brilliant since 1866. Star lovers who want to see the cosmic fireworks will have to stay up late during the first week of November, watch from midnight on without blinking. One blink may cause the watcher to miss a meteor which shines for less than 1 sec. Best astronomical advice is to keep an...

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