Gaze at the stars in Cedar Rapids

The annual Geminids meteor shower peaks tonight, with up to one or two meteors blazing across the sky every minute.

Things are looking up — way up — at the Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapids. Embrace the winter darkness and enjoy out-of-this-world views of the night sky during the Winter Night Sky Explorations on Dec. 21, when the winter solstice and new moon make it the longest, darkest night of the year. The center will provide binoculars and telescopes to search for comets and constellations. Registration is required, but if it’s full, hey, you can always go DIY in your own backyard.

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