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SOUTH OKANAGAN

August 11, 2018 @ 7:45 pm - 11:00 pm PDT

Perseid Meteor Shower
We’ll head out to the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory at White Lake for the Perseid Meteor Showers. This is a great location to watch them from as there are no nearby lights.
Gates open at 7:15pm. We will meet at 7:45 pm under the big telescope (satellite dish) located towards the visitor centre building. Bring yourself a blanket or lawn chairs to sit on, snacks/drinks (the Penticton air cadets do run a concession). It might actually cool down when the sunsets so bring a sweater/jacket. Maybe a star viewing app on your phone. Sky View Lite App for iPhone and Androids is one you might like. Load this before coming out as there is no cell service at the observatory.
There are talks that start at 8pm but with the younger kids it might be a bit much. There will be telescopes setup to see the stars and the planets. The meteor show will start at dark. The gates will close at 11:30pm, if you plan to stay that late.
Location: White Lake Observatory, 717 White Lake Road

 

 

Details

Date:
August 11, 2018
Time:
7:45 pm - 11:00 pm PDT

Explorer Day Etiquette:

  • Be prepared to HAVE FUN!
  • Pre-registration with your Club Leader is required for most Explorer Days (Friends are welcome if space permits).
  • Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time to ensure enough time for passport stamping and organization. Starting times are firm, and Leaders cannot wait for late-comers!
  • Please stay with the Leader and let them know if you are leaving early.
  • Children must always be accompanied by an adult guardian, who is responsible for their behaviour. Children consistently disrupting the experience of others may be asked to leave.
  • Bring appropriate weather gear, sunscreen, snacks, water, and other useful tools like binoculars, sketch books, cameras, and magnifying glasses.