Perseids Meteor Shower Star Party at Filey Country Park

Saturday 12th August 2017 from 23:00pm to Sunday 13th August 2017 02:00am

Filey Country Park

Church Cliff Drive, Filey, YO14 9ET


Everyone is invited to join astronomers from Scarborough and Ryedale Astronomical Society for this special event observing the peak of the annual Perseids meteor shower.  Telescopes will be setup in the car park at the far end of Riley Country Park for observing the moon and the planet Saturn.  The event is free of charge. Bring warm clothing, a chair, blanket and a hot drink and look up!

Note that this event is weather dependent! Please check the event's Facebook page at 9pm on 12th August to confirm if the event is going ahead.

- This event is weather dependent and will only take place if the skies are clear enough for observing. It is therefore necessary to check the weather forecast and confirm with the event organisers that this event is going ahead.


This event is being organised by Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


More details regarding this event can be seen on the Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society Facebook page.

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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a semi-rural 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 Saturday 12th August 2017

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Filey Country Park 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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