The Sky is Falling!

Maybe.... In the early hours of May 24, a comet stream will pass through our atmosphere. This one was discovered only ten years ago and there is no previous data to predict what might happen. Some say this comet will fizzle. Others say it might create a spectacular display brighter than the Perseid meteor showers. We'll have a front row seat in North America if it materializes. The potential show will be brightest between 1 AM and 3 AM.

Before then, brush up on your comet knowledge with these books:

Comets, And How to Observe Them by Richard Schmude
Comets!: Visitors from Deep Space by David J. Eicher, Astronomy Magazine
Deep Sky Objects: The Best and Brightest from Four Decades of Comet Chasing by David H. Levy
Falling Stars: A Guide to Meteors and Meteorites by Mike D. Reynolds