Join Us – All Welcome for the Annual Perseid Meteor Shower Event this Saturday, August 11, 2017
Watch the Perseids meteor shower with the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers at the Binbrook Conservation Area from 8 to 11 p.m. on Saturday August 11. Admission is free so bring the whole family for a fun evening under the stars!
Bring a blanket or lounge chair as lying down is one of the best ways to enjoy the meteor shower. Mosquitoes can be nasty at this time of year, so apply repellent, wear pants and a long-sleeved shirt.
Weather and clouds permitting. No rain date scheduled. No pets or alcohol please.
The evenings events will include a night sky tour, a meteorite display, and gaze through telescopes at astronomical highlights. The club will also be collecting non-perishable food or cash donations on behalf of Hamilton Foodshare and any help you can give would be appreciated.
The Hamilton Amateur Astronomers is the largest non-profit, independent astronomy club in Canada dedicated to the enjoyment and advancement of astronomy.
Photo credit: Matthew Mannering