CONTACT in the DESERT will be a signature event for the UFO community in 2013. Scheduled for Joshua Tree, California, a UFO contact point, CITD is headlined by George Noory of Coast to Coast radio fame. This conference is committed to a serious, academic look at the UFO phenomenon and how it has impacted us as a race and what it means to us going forward in time.
The night sky over Joshua Tree is breathtaking; you can see the arc of the Milky Way within a blanket of stars! On August 11-12, 2013, this majestic night sky will host the Perseid Meteor Shower, and will appear to “rain” into the atmosphere from the constellation Perseus, rising in the northeast sky around 11 p.m. The waxing crescent moon will be setting just when the shower is just revving up.
If this is your first experience seeing a meteor shower, then the Joshua Tree Retreat Center will offer a great experience for you. The dark night sky and its unique location will show the shower to be a sky of fireworks. Bring your telescopes, beach or lawn chairs. Showtime usually begins as soon as the radiant (near the Double Cluster in Perseus) clears the horizon, an hour or so before midnight, and climbs higher in the sky throughout the night. The Perseid meteor shower, will offer up to 60 meteors an hour under our spectacular summer skies.
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