Summer Star Gazing and Perseid Meteor Shower Night

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Thursday, August 10, 2017
7:45pm - 10:00pm
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Friends of Myles Standish State Forest
Friends of Myles Standish State Forest
Three Cornered Pond Road
Carver, MA 02330
Latitude: 41.857259
Longitude: -70.690334

Join the Friends of Myles Standish State Forest for a night of sky viewing in Myles Standish State Forest. As one of the darker locations in the forest, this is a great place to view the planets and constellations. This will be led by Jim Kundzicz, a local astronomy enthusiast who will share his sky observing experience with anyone interested. We encourage participants to bring family members.

The Perseid meteor shower, one of the brighter meteor showers of the year, occurs every year between July 17 and August 24. The shower tends to peak around August 9-13. There are many other stars, constellations, and deep sky objects to look for this time of year. The sun will set around 7:50pm. Soon thereafter we will look for Saturn, which is a bit low but may be visible from our location. We may even find Jupiter before it sets. The moon doesn’t rise until 9:35pm, and won’t be higher in the sky until 10:00pm or so. The hope is it will be dark enough before the moon rise to see some of the Perseids.

Cost: Free

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