Town Creek Indian Mound will host a rare sleepover event this Friday night as it welcomes astronomy fans to view what is expected to be a “fine display” of meteors in the overnight hours.
The meteor shower is known as the May Camelopardalids, originating from the Comet 209P/LINEAR, discovered in 2004, and taking its name from the little-known far-northern constellation Camelopardalis.
Rich Thompson, manager of the Town Creek State Historic Site, said the evening will begin at 7 p.m. with a short presentation on the meteor shower, followed by a community campfire before the shooting stars peak in the hours after midnight.
Those wishing to camp will need to arrive before 6:30 p.m. Friday, and advance camping reservations are required. More information is available at 910-439-6802 or online at http://www.towncreekindianmound.com.