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Events for Thursday August 11, 2016


Fourth Annual Perseid Meteor Shower Watch Party

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Thursday August 11, 2016
11:30 PM

D&R Greenway Land Trust will hold its Perseid Meteor Shower Watch party on Thursday, August 11, 11:30 p.m., at St. Michaels Farm Preserve in Hopewell Township. The Perseid Meteor Shower occurs every year in mid-July and early August when the Earth passes through the stream of debris called the "Perseid Cloud," which consists of particles ejected by the comet Swift-Tuttle. Volunteers from Amateur Astronomers Association will  set up telescopes to view the moon, Saturn, Mars and other night sky objects and provide meteor viewing assistance.

Please arrive at or before 11:30 p.m. to avoid a stream of headlights that would compromise night vision. Bring binoculars or telescope if you have; not required. Park in the gravel lot on Princeton Avenue—carpooling is highly recommended. Rsvp@drgreenway.org, subject line "Perseids," including your contact info so you can be reached in the event of bad weather or poor viewing conditions. Information: 609-924-4646; www.drgreenway.org.

 


 




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