This Bright Leonid Fireball Is Shown During The Storm Of 1966 In The Sky Above Wrightwood, Calif. The Leonids Occur Every Year On Or About Nov. 18Th And Stargazers Are Tempted With A Drizzle Of 10 Or 20 Meteors Fizzing Across The Horizon Every Hour. But Every 33 Years A Rare And Dazzling Leonids Storm Can Occur But, Astronomers Believe The 1999 Edition Of The Leonids Probably Won'T Equal 1966, Which Peaked At 144,000 Meteors Per Hour. (Courtesy Of (Photo By Nasa/Getty Images)
I found a public viewing party listed in our are at the following locations:
When: August 9, 6:30pm-11am
Farrington Nature Linc – late-night meteor viewing with the option to spend the night in the park
When: August 11, 7:30-11:45pm
This event hosted by the Appalachian Mountain Club takes place at the Highland Center and starts with a barbeque, followed by a viewing party. (The event is free, the food is not)
*Charlestown, Rhode Island
When: August 9, 6-11:30pm and August 14, 8-11:30pm
Stop into the Frosty Drew Observatory and Sky Theatre‘s summer stargazing nights. They aren’t specifically for the Perseids, but you’ll probably catch some of the meteors streaking across the sky. There is a $5 suggested donation for anyone over the age of 5. The event on August 9 starts early with solar observation.
*Westerly, Rhode Island
When: August 11, 8-10pm
An astronomy guide will be on hand at the Weekapaug Inn for a relaxed viewing as you kick back in the Inn’s Adirondack chairs.
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