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Public Star Party: The Perseids Meteor Shower


  • Smokey Jack Observatory 100 S Adams Blvd Westcliffe, CO 81252 United States (map)

The Perseids Meteor Shower makes its annual appearance, dazzling viewers with as many as 60 meteors per hour. This will be a particularly good year for watching the celestial fireworks because the Moon will set behind the mountains shortly after sunset, making even the faintest of meteors visible. Telescopes will be available to entertain visitors with spectacular close-ups of planets and various deep-sky objects, but for this event all you really need are your unaided eyes. Dress warmly; it gets very chilly after the sun goes down even in the summer.

All Star Parties are free and open to the public.