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Starry Saturday Night – Perseids Meteor Shower: Chief Logan
August 26 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Perseids Meteor Show is the best meteor shower of the year according to NASA.
Meet Naturalist Lauren Cole at Chief Logan Lodge at the outdoor fire pit area on August 26, 2023. Lauren will be there from 9:00 – 11:00 pm. Look through a computerized telescope at various celestial bodies including the moon, planets, galaxies, and more. Learn seasonal constellations and other cool facts about the night sky. Planets Mars andSaturn may be visible. The moon is a Waxing Gibbous moon at 72% illumination. Moon pies are available as snacks.
About the Perseids
According to NASA, the Perseid meteor shower peaks in mid-August, and is considered the best meteor shower of the year.The meteor count is approximately 50-100 meteors per hour and a velocity of 37 (59 km) per second. Learn more at: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/asteroids-comets-and-meteors/meteors-and-meteorites/perseids/in-depth/
Participants of all ages are welcome. There is no fee to participate. Social distancing is encouraged. The program can require patience that may be difficult for younger children. Dress for the weather. Rain will cancel this program. Not all objects may be visible due to cloudiness or other factors, but we’ll still have a good time looking up.
For more information email Lauren.E.Cole@wv.gov.