Date(s) - 14/12/2017
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Scottish Dark Sky Observatory
Of all the meteor showers that occur annually, the end of the year Geminid meteor shower is generally regarded as the finest and most reliable in the northern hemisphere.
Upwards of 100 meteors per hour can be seen radiating from a point near the bright stars Castor and Pollux in the constellation of Gemini (the twins).
Most meteor showers come from debris created by comets but the Geminid meteor shower is believed to be produced by debris left behind by an asteroid known as 3200 Phaethon, which was discovered in 1983 by NASA’s IRIS satellite.
So wrap up warmly and come and join us for the last meteor extravaganza of the year!
Session starts at 9.00pm.
Tickets are priced at: Adults £15.00 and Concessions £10.00
- Use of the telescopes for viewing the night sky is only possible when we have clear skies.
- Events go ahead in all weather conditions except where roads are impassible due to snow.
- Visit includes introductory presentation, stargazing guide and telescope tour.
Please note, all ticket sales are non-refundable. A minimum of 48 hours notice is required (by e-mail) if you wish to reschedule your booking.
Bookings are closed for this event.