Perseids Meteor Shower and BBQ

Monday 12th August 2019 from 20:00pm to Tuesday 13th August 2019 01:00am

Wembury Beach Car Park

Wembury, Plymouth, PL9 0HP


Description

Bring your own portable / disposable BBQ, some food and some drink and join the members of Weymouth Astronomy Club for an evening of observing the Perseid Meteor shower.  The event starts 20:00 with the skies darkening around 21:30.  Note that Wembury Beach Car Park is one of a number of favoured stargazing locations for Weymouth Astronomy Club and they may choose a different location depending on weather etc.  If you wish to join them check with the event organisers first.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting


Corona virus

Please be aware that due to the Coronavirus it is quite possible that this event has been cancelled or postponed, if you are considering attending this event please double check with the event organiser directly to confirm. If this event is indeed affected the organisers will no doubt need your support in the future -- please do consider attending an event of theirs when possible! Thank you!


Organiser

This event is being organised by Plymouth 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!


Bookings

Please contact Plymouth Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a 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 Monday 12th August 2019

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Wembury Beach Car 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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