The Perseids are coming! The Perseids are coming! (August 12-15)
The Perseids are the most famous of all meteor showers! This year, due to its summertime appearance, and the timing of the new moon which will make the night sky at Arowhon appear even darker – the show should be exceptional! We anticipate 50-80 meteors an hour to be on display overhead. All you have to do is pull up a chair on the beach, look up and be amazed - bring a glass of wine!
Bart Tecter, a highly educated and extremely well equipped amateur Astronomer will be joining us on Friday and Saturday nights giving a tour of the night sky. He will be setting up an impressive list of stargazing equipment including a “MallinCam’ which is able to show live views of deep space objects like Spiral Galaxies, Nebula and Star Clusters – in colour! Your jaw will drop when you see what views his Telescope will provide! During the day Bart will set up a telescope equipped with a solar filter so that we can look safely at the Sun, which is probably the most fascinating object in our universe.
All in all it will be a very exciting weekend to be at the Pines.
There is still space available if you are looking for some time away from the city lights!