Best places in central Taiwan to view Perseid meteor shower

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Stargazing enthusiasts are invited to visit six places in central Taiwan from which to enjoy the annual Perseid meteor shower, which will peak Wednesday night (Aug. 12). ...

Eta Aquarids meteor shower to peak over Taipei in next two days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The island is expecting the first meteor shower this summer in the next couple of days, and stargazers can actually watch the shooting stars via streaming video provided b...

Taipei Astronomical Museum to livestream Perseids meteor shower

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –The annual Perseids meteor shower will hit its crescendo Tuesday (Aug. 13) night, and armchair astronomers can tune in to a livestream on the Taipei Astronomical Museum'...

TravelLab: Adults take over science museums when night falls

NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes, in the middle of the night, nocturnal creatures are allowed to roam the halls of New York's American Museum of Natural History, free from shouting and swarming children. The...

Perseid meteor shower visible in Taiwan mid-August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Perseid meteor shower will be perfectly visible from Alishan mid-August, the Chiayi Forestry Bureau announced Monday, July 16. The show can best be viewed from Alis...

Join the fun at three ocean festivals along Taiwan’s north coast this summer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Summer is a great time to release energy, to embrace the sea, to enjoy music, and to have fun. The North Coast & Guanyinshan National Scenic Area Administration (NCGNSAA...

Select list of nominees for 2018 Tony Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Select nominations for the 2018 Tony Awards, announced Tuesday. Best Musical: "The Band's Visit;" ''Frozen;" ''Mean Girls;" ''SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical" ...

The Latest: 'Mean Girls,' 'SpongeBob' lead Tony noms list

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on nominations for the Tony Awards (all times local): 9 a.m. The musicals "Mean Girls" and "SpongeBob SquarePants" have each gotten 12 To...

Tony Award nominations Tuesday promise clash of big brands

NEW YORK (AP) — Whichever show garners the most Tony Award nominations on Tuesday will very likely sound familiar. That's because most of the leading candidates on Broadway stages th...

Do not miss one of the best meteor showers of 2017

TAIPEI(Taiwan News)- The Geminids is coming back; it will peak on the night of 13 Dec and the morning of 14 Dec. The Geminids are associated with the near-Earth object 3200 Phaethon, an asteroid t...

Geminid meteor shower to occur next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- According to the forecast by the Taipei Astronomical Museum, Taiwanese stargazers can get a full view of the Geminid meteor shower next week on Wednesday and Thursday . Th...

Nearly 200 report fireball streaking across Northeast sky

SEA GIRT, N.J. (AP) — Nearly 200 people across the Northeast reported seeing a bright object streak across the sky. The American Meteor Society says the flash of light that was spott...

Orionid meteor shower to peak on Saturday night

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The annual Orionid meteor shower is about to reach its peak on Saturday night, with 20 shooting stars expected to be observed per hour, announced the Taipei Astronomical M...

Keegan-Michael Key narrating audio edition of Twain story

NEW YORK (AP) — Keegan-Michael Key's latest job is channeling the words of a comic master. Random House Children's Books tells The Associated Press on Monday the Emmy Award-winning p...

Perseid meteor shower 'warm-up act' for this month's eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Consider this weekend's Perseid meteor shower an opening act for the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. Astronomers are projecting a slightly higher than nor...