Events tagged with Star Party

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 descending order.

  • JUN

    Covington Community Park Star Party

    Fri at 09:00 PM Open to Public

    Covington Parks & Recreation are sponsoring monthly evenings of observing interesting astronomical objects and learning about the universe. Astronomers from the Seattle Astronomical Society, Boeing ... more

  • MAY

    Rattlesnake Mountain Trailhead Star Party

    Sat at 09:00 PM SAS Members Only

    Always scheduled on the closest Saturday to the New Moon, our next Members-only Rattlesnake Mountain Trailhead Star Party will be held on Saturday, May 27, from 9 PM to 11:55 PM. Join us as we look up and ... more

  • MAY

    Goldendale Star Party

    Thu at 08:30 PM SAS Members Only

    This star party, organized for SAS members, will offer an opportunity for very dark sky observing. Non-members must be accompanied by an SAS member and will be required to pay a fee of $10.00 and sign a ... more

  • MAY

    Third Quarter Moon Star Party

    Sat at 08:00 PM SAS Members Only

    This star party offers another opportunity each month to observe under a dark sky. It's open to all SAS members but is specifically designed to orient new members to dark-sky protocol. Although dark-sky ... more

  • MAY

    Paramount Park Star Party

    Sat at 09:00 PM Open to Public

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