See the Perseids at Washington Cygnus Observatory

Friday 11th August 2017 from 20:30pm to 23:00pm

Cygnus Observatory

Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, Sunderland, NE38 8LE


11/08/17 17:00 unfortunately this event will not be taking place tonight due to the weather, however tomorrow night's event is still on!

Sunderland Astronomical Society will be opening the observatory (weather permitting) on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th August 2017 timed to coincide with the peak of this year's annual Perseids meteor shower.

Please check the group's Facebook page at 8pm each evening to confirm if the event is going ahead.

Take warm clothing, chair, blanket and some money for a hot cuppa!

- 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 Sunderland 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!


Please check the Sunderland Astronomical Society Facebook page for event details.

Go to the organiser's web page for this event

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