DDO Family Event - Perseid Meteor Shower Eve (WAITLIST)

Richmond Hill DDO
Photo Credit - Chris Robart
Saturday, August 11, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

The Perseids are the most reliably visible meteor shower at the most favorable part of the summer, the weekend of August 11th, at New Moon. If you have ever seen a shooting star, during a meteor shower you can expect to see many of them, appearing to radiate from the constellation Perseus in the northeastern sky. The meteors are created by particles of comet dust left in this part of Earth's orbit by a passing comet. Peter Millman, one of the first astronomers to work at the DDO, made the study of meteors like these the subject of his Harvard Ph.D. in 1932. Join us at the David Dunlap Observatory. You don't need a telescope to observe shooting stars, just a dark lawn and a comfortable spot to look up.

Note: All registered participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult. The fee is based on the cost per person and each member of the family must register individually. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the program start time in order to be signed in. All programs/lectures will start on time and we respectfully ask that you arrive on time.

Who can attend: Everyone
David Dunlap Observatory (DDO)