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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Extends Hours For Meteor Shower

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ASSATEAGUE ISLAND, Va. - A local national park, will be staying open longer, to allow visitors to view a meteor shower.

On August 12th, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge says they will remain open until dawn on August 13th. The extended hours will give visitors the chance to stargazing and night sky watching for the Perseid meteor shower, without the interference of artificial light.

Officials say those who want to participate in the extended hours, must be inside the gates before 10 PM, and may leave at anytime. Those who leave, cannot reenter the park until 5:00 AM. Only beach access and parking will remain open during the extra hours.

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