Events tagged with Public

Geminid Meteor Shower Watch

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Open to Public

Type: Visual Observing

Keywords: Star Party Public Free Meteors

Held on: Dec 13, 2017 (Wed) at 07:00 PM to Dec 14, 2017 (Thu) at 04:00 AM

Location: Snoqulamie Point Park, 37580 SE Winery Road, North Bend, WA

Event Coordinator: David W. Ingram

Beginning after sunset Wednesday, December 13th, upwards of 60 meteors per hour are expected to shower Earth until Moonrise at 4am on Thursday.  The absence of moonlight, the Earth's "near perfect" intersection with Asteroid 3200 Phaethon's debris trail and a predicted peak meteor rate around midnight, makes this mid December meteor shower one of the best observing events of 2017.

Area astronomers including volunteers from the Seattle Astronomical Society will be on hand to assist the public in viewing the Geminid meteor shower at Snoqualmie Point Park.  

Dress warmly and keep chldren and pets under close control.   Better the weather, means parking will be at a premium.  Bring lawn chairs and blankets to avoid sitting or laying on bare, cold ground.

Shown in date ascending order.

  • DEC
    13

    Geminid Meteor Shower Watch

    Wed at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    Beginning after sunset Wednesday, December 13th, upwards of 60 meteors per hour are expected to shower Earth until Moonrise at 4am on Thursday. The absence of moonlight, the Earth's "near perfect" ... more

  • DEC
    22

    Public Star Party at Covington Community Park

    Fri at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    Covington Parks & Recreation sponsors monthly star parties observing the moon, planets, constellations and interesting astronomical objects. These star parties are held on the west side of the soccer ... more

  • DEC
    23

    Public Star Party in Kent, GRNRA

    Sat at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    Area astronomers team up with Kent Parks at the Green River Natural Resource Area (GRNRA) to provide telescopes for an evening of public star gazing. December night sky views include the 1st quarter moon, ... more

  • DEC
    23

    Green Lake Public Star Party

    Sat at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    Please join us for an evening of observing interesting astronomical objects and of learning about the universe

  • DEC
    23

    Paramount Park Public Star Party

    Sat at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    Join us for an evening of observing interesting astronomical objects and exploring the universe.

Shown in date descending order.

  • NOV
    25

    Green Lake Public Star Party

    Sat at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    This Green Lake Public Star Party (outreach event) scheduled for Nov 25, 2017, 06:00 PM is cancelled due to inclement weather.

  • NOV
    25

    Paramount Park Public Star Party

    Sat at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    This Paramount Park Public Star Party (outreach event) scheduled for Nov 25, 2017, 06:00 PM is cancelled due to inclement weather.

  • NOV
    25

    Public Star Party in Kent, GRNRA

    Sat at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    This Public Star Party in Kent, GRNRA (star party event) scheduled for Nov 25, 2017, 06:00 PM is cancelled due to inclement weather. The next Kent, GRNRA star party is 6pm, Saturday, December 23rd.

  • NOV
    24

    Public Star Party at Covington

    Fri at 06:00 PM Open to Public

    This Public Star Party at Covington (star party event) scheduled for Nov 24, 2017, 06:00 PM is cancelled due to inclement weather.

  • OCT
    28

    Public Star Party at Green River Natural Resource Area in Kent

    Sat at 08:00 PM Open to Public

    Area astronomers team up with Kent Parks to provide telescopes for a view of the night sky, including the moon, planets, and constellations. Meet for monthly star parties at the "Lagoon" parking lot on the ... more