Contact: Julie Willmot
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TRENTON, N.J.—The Mercer County Park Commission is holding a special summer event Wednesday, August 12, when the public is invited to search the skies for meteor showers at Mercer County Park Northwest.

The Perseid Meteor Showers, an annual natural spectacle, are forecast to peak between Aug. 11 and 14. The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at their peak.

The watch begins at 10 p.m., Wednesday, August 12, at Mercer County Park Northwest, located at Cold Soil Road at the Keefe Road entrance. The rain date will be 10 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 13.

Those interested in attending should bring flashlights to navigate the dark parking lot, and lawn chairs or blankets for comfort. There is no charge for attending, and no registration is necessary.

This year’s Meteor Watch is co-sponsored by the Lawrence Nature Center and the Mercer County Park Commission. It will be hosted by environmentalists Dave Bosted, and his daughter, Anna Bosted.