How can I increase my chances of seeing a shooting star?
Shooting stars take time to find, especially if you live where most of the US does surrounded by nasty light pollution. According to the American Meteor Society, you'd expect to see 2 to 16 meteors in a really good dark sight. With light pollution, you might not see any. My grandmother didn't see her first shooting star until her 70s when I took her outside on a nice night in a rural Maine.
The best way to improve your chances of seeing meteors are to: