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
You are invited to join members of Wessex
Astronomical Society at Worth Hill Observatory, Seacombe House, Worth
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:
These events will be cancelled if inclement weather.