In cooperation with the Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, we will be hosting a meteor viewing star party at the Maynard F. Jordan Observatory, located just behind the Emera Astronomy Center. The Perseid shower is an annual event where the Earth passes through the cloud of debris left behind by the comet Swift-Tuttle. The small pieces of rock that fall toward the earth burn up in our atmosphere, producing a dazzling light show.
The event will also include a guided constellation tour and an insect trap to inspect many night-flying insects like moths and beetles.
The event runs from 9pm to 4am the night of August 11, and visitors are welcome to come and go as they please.
Reserve your place under the stars by August 9th. Space is limited, so click here to register. Suggested donation $5 adults, $3 children under 12.
This event is weather dependent and we have a rain date set for Saturday, August 12.