EAARO Space Operations Centre
Space Operations Centre - Building 1013, Alconbury Airfield, PE28 4XA
Join the team at EAARO as we observe the Orionids, the most abundant meteor shower and associated with Halley’s Comet. The Orionids are so-called because the point they appear to come from lies in the constellation of Orion. Streams can occur at rates of up to 70 per hour!
Most meteors which fall towards Earth ablate before reaching its surface but we can observe them by reflecting radio waves from their ionised trails.
Our meteor telescope utilises sensitive antennae and state of the art receivers to display live meteor data in real-time providing an exciting and informative experience for anyone interested in science & technology.
You are welcome to stay all night or just drop in for a short while.
Light refreshments will be available.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 21/10/2019
East Anglian Astrophysical Research Organisation is organising this event
Please contact East Anglian Astrophysical Research Organisation directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.
Mon 21st Oct
Tue 22nd Oct
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.