Date(s) - 13/08/2017
10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Scottish Dark Sky Observatory
Several times each year, the Earth encounters streams of granular debris left in space as it travels through the path of passing comets. The result is a ‘meteor shower’.
Made of tiny pieces of space debris from the comet ‘Swift-Tuttle’, the Perseids, one of the brighter meteor showers of the year, are named after the constellation Perseus, because the direction (or radiant) from which the shower appears to come lies in the same direction as the constellation Perseus, which can be found in the north-eastern part of the sky.
At the Perseids peak, you can hope to see 60 to 100 meteors in an hour from a dark place.
Visit the observatory for a late night of meteor spotting and summer stargazing, viewing the wonders of the night sky through our large telescopes from a dark sky location.
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.