I just had a short article about the upcoming Perseid meteor shower published in the San Francisco Chronicle. This was a fun piece to do–I got to talk with NASA scientists, enthusiastic amateur astronomers, and even dropped in on a stargazing party in the Los Altos hills, where I got to scope out some nebulae and double stars. The meteor shower promises to be a good one, too–peaking Wednesday night/Thursday morning of the coming week (between 2 a.m. and dawn on the morning of August 12).