Public Open Evenings at Worth Hill Observatory 

In conjunction with members of the Wessex Astronomical Society we hold public star parties throughout the year.
For a report on one of our past events please click  here
                         

2005 Friday August 12th 9.00 pm :     "Observing the 2005 Perseid Meteor Shower" with Wessex Astronomical Society

Join members of Wessex Astro Society for an evening's observing of the annual Perseid Meteor Shower. Tonight is the night of maximum activity of this annual event when the Earth passes through the debris from the tail of Comet Swift-Tuttle. It is hoped to see up to 60 meteors/hr, although the  highest rates will not occur until after mid-night. (Advisable to bring a rug or deck chair). Also on view tonight will be the last quarter moon and later in the night planet Mars which we shall also be viewing through large telescopes in a domed observatory together with other telescopes provided by members of W.A.S.

You are invited to join members of Wessex Astronomical Society at Worth Hill Observatory, Seacombe House, Worth Matravers, Swanage,
Dorset,  BH19  3LF  at these events. Viewing through large telescopes in a domed observatory in conjunction with several other  portable instruments.

Ample car parking in adjoining field (provided not too wet!).
Fees: Adults £2.00 Child £1.00
Directions: half a mile east of the Square & Compass Pub, Worth Matravers. Click here for location map.
Tel: 01929 439210 for viewing conditions on the night or visit Worth Hill Observatory website for more details:
http://www.dstrange.freeserve.co.uk
These events will be cancelled if inclement weather.