Perseid Meteor Viewing Party at OM Dark Sky Observatory

Perseid Meteor Viewing Party at OM Dark Sky Observatory

Saturday 12th August 2023 from 22:00pm to Sunday 13th August 2023 00:00am

OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory
Davagh Forest, Cookstown, County Tyrone, BT79 8JH

This is a great year for catching the famous Perseid meteor shower since the peak occurs just three days before New Moon.

This should be a spectacular sight with a very high hourly rate (up to 100!). The Perseids is one of the highlights of the meteor shower calendar due to its high hourly rate and bright meteors caused by the debris left behind by comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle. No better place to watch them than from an International Dark Sky Park!

Warm clothing is advised. Our expert staff will join you on the viewing platform of the observatory, where there will be telescopes and binoculars at hand. With access to the warm building, grab-and-go, and toilet facilities, it will be a fun, friendly night.

Please note that this has already taken place on 12/08/2023


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