Perseids Meteor Shower 2017 – Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

Sunday 13th August 2017 from 22:00pm to 23:30pm

Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

Craigengillan Lodge, Dalmellington, East Ayrshire, KA6 7PZ


Description

See shooting stars galore from the fantastic location of the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory! This special event is timed for when the meteors will be at their peak in the late evening of August 13th and before moon-rise. The event includes an introductory talk, tour of the observatory and meteor spotting from the observation deck.

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting


Organiser

This event is being organised by Scottish Dark Sky Observatory who should be contacted if you have any queries. Please confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling.


Bookings

The event organiser (Scottish Dark Sky Observatory) is dealing with all bookings for this event, please visit their website for more details.

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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a dark site setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Sunday 13th August 2017

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Scottish Dark Sky Observatory on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.

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