A few times a year, marvelous astronomical observations can be made if you have a good viewing location. Unfortunately, people living in cities are barely able to see a single star because of all the light pollution created by thousands of buildings strewn across the area. Stargazers drive to remote locations all over the country to view meteor showers from dark places where there isn’t any light from buildings. The darkness gives you a perfect view of the sky, allowing your eyes to adjust to see more clearly. One of more famous opportunities happens annually in October when the Orionid meteor shower can be seen for 3 nights. This occurs when the Earth passes through the trailing field of Halley’s Comet. In past years, you could see 10 – 20 Orionids per hour at the peak of the display. One local company, Nashville Concrete Contractors, has installed a concrete stargazing platform on the roof of their building. The 100 x 100 square foot concrete block was laid directly over the tar roofing material and screwed in with commercial-grade carbon bolts. Nashville Concrete Contractors has invited all Davidson County residents to stop by between the hours of 7:00 PM and 3:00 AM on October 20-22, 2021 to watch the meteor shower from the roof of their building. Lounge chairs and other seating will be provided, and no admission will be charged. Feel free to share the news with anyone who wants to go. As an FYI, Nashville Concrete Contractors is still looking for volunteers to provide food for the event. Interested parties should contact them directly through their website at concretecontractorsnashvilletn.net.