Perseids Meteor Night with Wells and Mendip Astronomers

Perseids Meteor Night with Wells and Mendip Astronomers

Saturday 12th August 2023 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm

Priddy Village Hall
Priddy, Wells, Somerset, BA5 3BE

Observe the peak of the Perseids meteor shower with the friendly members of the Wells and Mendip Astronomers. The evening starts with a small talk by Mark McIntyre, Meteor Section Director for the Society for Popular Astronomy, who will guide us in observing and photographing meteors best. Weather permitting, we will spill outside to watch the Perseid show, so bring a blanket or a deck chair to take in the sky. Visitors are very welcome. A small fee applies to non-members.

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

Event organiser

Wells & Mendip Astronomers

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Please contact Wells & Mendip Astronomers directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

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.

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