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PAGE 8-A HOGANSVILLE HERALD - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016 GREATEST SHOW IN THE ATMOSPHERE - The Geminids in a time-lapse photograph from Arizona last year, will light week. Courtesy The Old Farmer's Almanac Meteor Shower, seen here up the sky beginning next By ANDY KOBER ily. exploring the planet. Ringling Brothers and SCIENTISTS AND Barnum and Bailey advertised astronomers are now report- having the Greatest Show oning finding more water on Earth, but that show would pale Mars. compared to the Geminids Radar aboard the NASA Meteor Shower which begins Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter next week. has discovered an under- Often described as the ground layer of water in the "King of Meteor Showers" form of ice. The vast under- astronomers predict the ground reservoir stretches C-eminids Shower willbegin on from about midway from the Wednesday, Dec.7,1astinguntil planet's equator to the north Saturday, Dec. 17. pole. Peak activity is projected Researchers report the to take place during the volume of water is roughly overnight hours of Dee.13-14. equivalent to Lake Superior, Provided skies are clear, which which is Earth's third peak activity could have 120 largest fresh water lake, con- meteors per hour flashing raining about 10 percent of the across the sky. The meteors are Earth's fresh water. often multi-colored and some Scientists estimate this are seen to explode in the freshwater reservoir is locat- atmosphere, ed three-feet to 33-feet beneath The Full Moon will block the Martian surface. out some of the fainter mete- The presence of water on ors, but this is a great meteor Mars has tremendous implica- shower to enjoy with the fam- tions for the possibility of THE INTERNATIONAL Space Station continues cruis- ing overhead. To view the space station as it passes over- head, visit www.spotthestation.nasa.gov and enter your zip code. When you do spot the space station what you are actually seeing is the reflection of the sun off the station's solar panels. As always, to view celes- tial events, get away from bright outdoor lights. Looking for an unusual Christmas gift for a growing boy or girl? Consider a tele- scope. Small telescopes are rela- tively inexpensive and avail- able at many discount and sports stores. As always, one gets what they pay for, but a good telescope can be used for years. And who knows, such a gift might inspire the next great astronomer. DUDLEY'S OUTDOORS NOW AT DUDLEY'S OUTDOORS +m@l l+P bP++ ++l++ion ++ .... 1111,,!,i'i # r '+", 2479 WEST POINT ROAD--LAGR GE II I www.dudleysoutdoors.com By ANDY KOBER On Saturday, Dec. 17, Santa will be visiting FD Roosevelt State Park and joining in a paddle on Lake Delnaor in the family campground. The Lake Paddle, with canoes, kayaks, paddlebeats and row beats, begins at 2 p.m. and includes hot chocolate and cookies. There is a fee of $10 per adult and $5 per child ages four to nine. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The fee includes the use of a boat, life jackets, and paddles. Participants will need to meet at the fishing dock by 1:30 p.m. and dress appropriata for the weather. Only a limited number of spaces are available. Call the park office to register. Other upcoming events at FDR State Park include: Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11, 1 p.m. both days. Join the Candy Shoot: Target Archery program to be held across from the state park office located on Ga. Hwy. 190, just outside Pine Mountain. Designed for ages 10 and older, enjoy stationary target shooting. Park staff will provide equipment and instruction. Fee is $8 per person and donations of new unwrapped toys will be accepted. The toys will be donated to local charities for distribution for Christmas. which must be placed on a paper plate Friday, Dec. 16, 2 p.m. Cards for and sealed inside a plastic bag. The Christmaswith Santa.Join SantaClaus cookies should be taken to the state and help him write Christmas Cards park office either Friday, Dec. 16, or for delivering to park neighbors who before 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17. might need a bit of Christmas Cheer. Judging will begin shortly after 10 a.m. To help, meet at the park office Iocat- There will be two age divisions of corn- ed on Ga. Hwy. 190. There is no fee, petition, the adult division for ages 13 but donations of new unwrapped toys and older, and the children's division will be accepted. The toys will be donat- for those 12 and younger. Prizes will ed to local charities for distribution for be awarded and there is a fee of $5 Christmas. per entry. For complete details or to Friday Dec. 16 & Saturday, Dec. pre-register call the state park office. 17, Cookie Challenge. A Christmas For more information about any Cookie Challenge has been scheduled of the programs at the state park, call for Saturday, Dec. 17, at FD Roosevelt 706-663-4858. State Park. Contestants will have to F.D. Roosevelt State Park is locat- prepare a dozen homemade cookies ed in Pine Mountain. Peppermint Puff Fundraiser Bucket (160)-$10.00 Donation, Bag (240)-$15.00 Donation Box (1000)- $35.00 Donalon + Tho~.~hd Isl,~d Dfessin9 + NEW Fre.shly B~ed Rye Bteod CORNED BEEF REUBEN TURKEY REUBEN Limited Time Only SUBWAY is a Registered Trademark of Subway IP, Inc. 2016 Subway IP Inc. HamIton,132 South Colege SVeet,70 28- 82 Pine Mount 107 State Park Road7 3 9 Hogansville1790 East SWeet,7 437- M HEMI, 20" Chrome, Navigation, Leather, Roof, 45K Attiles !