CANTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Family Night: View the Perseid Meteor Shower to be held August 11

Canton Area Chamber of Commerce recently issued the following announcement.

Families may enjoy viewing meteors zip through the sky throughout the night into the pre-dawn hours from the comfort of the Museum’s Observation Deck. Kids may also enjoy stories and crafts to take home. In addition, Jesse Hoover, an acting member of the Peoria Astronomical Society, will be presenting on meteor showers, meteorites, and other objects. 

The PAS is a non-profit organization of amateur astronomers from Peoria, Illinois and the surrounding community. Information can be found on their website at

Doors will open at 10:00 p.m. on August 11th and close at 5:00 a.m. August 12th.

Participants should dress appropriately for the outdoors and bring a lawn/camping chair or blanket and small flash light. Light refreshments will be available. Admission is free; however, donations are appreciated.

Location: Dickson Mounds Museum 10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road Lewistown, Illinois 61542

Date/Time Information: Saturday, August 11th 10pm-Sunday, August 12th 5am Doors open at 10:00 PM

Contact Information: Dickson Mounds Museum 309-547-3721

Fees/Admission: Free, donations appreciated

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