Perseids Meteor Showers at the Cygnus Observatory

About this event :

The Perseids are coming, THE PERSEIDS ARE COMING!!!!!

This weekend the Earth will swing through the debris left behind from comet Swift-Tuttle.

The peak of the shower is on Saturday the 12th.

To make sure that we see this we will be opening the Cygnus Observatory FREE to all on both Friday 11th and Saturday 12th from 10pm!

Obviously this is hugely dependent on the weather, so if it’s anything else but clear we will not be opening up.

Details of how to finds us on the the website.

Please check our SAS Facebook page at 8pm on both days to see if we are going to be open.

What you will need:

  • Hat
  • Coat
  • Maybe gloves
  • Chair or blanket
  • Money for teas and coffee and a small donation to the SAS!

You will NOT need a telescope to see these but if you want to bring one then feel free.

  • Date:  Friday 11th and Saturday 12th August 2017,
  • Time: 10pm – very late.
  • Lead Astronomer: Paul Meade / Michael Tweedy
  • Venue: Will take place at the Cygnus Observatory / grounds around observatory.

This event is free to attend for ALL


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