View the Perseid Meteor Shower with the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers

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Join Us – All Welcome for the Annual Perseid Meteor Shower Event this August 12, 2017

Free Admission

Watch the Perseids meteor shower with the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers at the Binbrook Conservation Area from 8 to 11 p.m. on Saturday August 12. Admission is free so bring the whole family for a fun evening under the stars! There will also be a meteorite display, night sky tour and members will set-up their telescopes for observing celestial objects.

Bring a blanket or lounge chair as lying down is one of the best ways to enjoy the meteor shower.

Weather and clouds permitting. No rain date scheduled. No pets or alcohol please.

Food Share Donations

Donations of non-perishable food for the Hamilton Food Share program will be collected at this event. Please drop off any items at the drop-box located at the information table in the gazebo with a Canadian flag top (located at  main observing area). All donations gratefully accepted and thanks to your generosity we’ve collected thousands of pounds of food since we began. Let’s keep up the great work as the need continues.

The Hamilton Amateur Astronomers is the largest non-profit, independent astronomy club in Canada dedicated to the enjoyment and advancement of astronomy.

 

Photo credit: Everett Cairns

2 Comments

Rachel-Anne Salonen says:

It’s still light out at 8pm and the annual shower is usually not visible until 2am or later. What are the chances of actually seeing the shower between 8-11?

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