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 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.

  • NOV
    02

    Snoqualmie Point Park Star Party

    Sat at 07:00 PM SAS Members Only

    Join us to look up and enjoy the evening sky. Open to the SAS members.

  • OCT
    16

    Theodor Jacobsen Observatory Star Party

    Wed at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    SAS is proud to support UW Seattle's Theodor Jacobsen Observatory program. We hold Star Parties at the observatory every first and third Wednesday of the Month, from April till October of every year.

  • OCT
    12

    Paramount Park Star Party

    Sat at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    Join us to look up and enjoy the evening sky. Open to the public.

  • OCT
    12

    Green Lake Park Star Party

    Sat at 05:00 PM Open to Public

    This Green Lake Park Star Party (star party event) scheduled for Oct 12, 2013, 05:00 PM is cancelled due to inclement weather.

  • OCT
    05

    Snoqualmie Point Park Star Party

    Sat at 07:00 PM SAS Members Only

    Join us to look up and enjoy the evening sky. Open to the SAS members.