Date(s) - 22/10/2017
10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Scottish Dark Sky Observatory
The Orionid meteor shower is one of two annual meteor showers created by debris from Comet Halley (the Eta Aquarid shower in May being the other one).
It’s called ‘Orionid’ because the meteors seem to emerge from the constellation of Orion, the Hunter. These fast-moving meteors occasionally leave persistent trains and sometimes produce bright fireballs, so watch for them to flame in the sky.
This annual celestial fireworks display is created when pieces of the comet disintegrate in Earth’s upper atmosphere, nearly 60 miles above our heads. At its peak, up to 20 to 25 meteors are visible every hour.
So wrap up warmly and come and join us for a meteor spotting session. We’ll also be using the telescopes to view other celestial objects (weather permitting).
Session starts at 10.00pm.
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.