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Highland Road Park Observatory

PERSEID METEOR SHOWER

Monday 12 August from 10:00 pm to 2:00 am

Free and for all ages.
Visitors must adhere to rules below.

ABOUT THE PERSEIDS

The Perseids are one of the major meteor showers of the year, caused by debris left from the passings of Comet☄ Swift-Tuttle. Come learn about meteors and let’s see if we can spot some “earthgrazers.” Although telescopes aren’t needed for the Perseids, we’ll have a telescope available from 10:00 pm to midnight for leisurely gazing at other celestial objects. But look fast for the meteors; Perseid meteoroids hit our atmosphere traveling about sixty kilometers a second! If you’re lucky, you may see a fireball…

POSITION OF THE MOON

The twelve-day-old Moon will blot out the dimmest meteors. It will remain prominent in the sky for the duration of the event.

OTHER OBJECTS FOR VIEWING

RULES AND REGULATIONS


Updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Monday, July 22, 2019, 12:38 PM.

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