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Bob Berman's strange universe: Astronomy for free?

August 2004: Here it is — the year's cheapest astronomy event.
Here it is — the year's cheapest astronomy event.

Should astronomy experiences be rated according to price like cars? Why not? Ours is a consumer society. A lot of people equate high quality with high cost. Why should the universe be different?

I refer, of course, to the wonderful Perseid meteor shower on August 11.

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