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Perseid Shower Observation

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The Perseid Meteor Shower is among the best meteor showers during the year with 50+ meteors per hour. The greatest number of meteors occur in the morning of August 12. Join us, behind the Emera Astronomy Center in Orono, to watch this annual spectacle on August 11th or August 12th (Rain Date), weather depending. Bring your chair, or blanket & pillow, non-alcoholic beverage and wishes.

Shawn Laatsch, Director of the Emera Astronomy Center and M.F. Jordan Planetarium at UMaine astro.umaine.edu, will give a guided Constellation Tour as part of the introduction to the Perseids. Do you want to know more about the night-sky? Follow Shawn’s Blog Eye on Maine Skies

We will set up an insect trap to attract night-flying insects such as moth and beetles. An entomologist will be at hand helping you to identify the nocturnal insects.

Reserve your place under the stars at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/perseid-shower-observation-tickets-36699860270?aff=es2
Space is limited
Suggested donation $5 adults, $3 children under 12.

For additional information visit www.hirundomaine.org or contact us via email: web@hirundomaine.org or call 207.394.2171.