This Friday and Saturday the Lyrid Meteors will be visible!!
The best times to observe meteors is pre-dawn … the Earth’s orbital motion around the Sun scoops them up. But look any time after midnight on this Friday and Saturday nights. This year we won’t have a conflict with a bright moon.
For more info about this year’s meteor showers see Earthsky
Are you not sure what a meteor is or why the bright moon might be a conflict? Do you teach middle school? Then you might want to attend Portal to the Universe this summer at ESC Region XIII. This three day workshop is sponsored by the Texas Space Grant Consortium and the Texas Regional Collaboratives. More information can be found online.