I am excited about and fascinated by the night sky. I offer an energetic 45 -60 minute indoor presentation on 15 astronomical topics followed by a guided tour of the night sky using telescope and laser pointer. Bring binoculars if you have them and telescopes if they are portable.
On a clear, moonless night away from urban areas, the sky offers an amazing array of astronomical delights; stars, constellations, planets, meteors, star clusters, nebulas, the Milky Way, other galaxies, satellites and occasionally, the international space station. Understanding space and time is a healthy mind altering experience; wrapping our head around some of the amazing facts of our universe is stimulating and entertaining.
Meteor Showers… There are ten major meteor showers during the year! Check on line for exact peak times.
|Name: Location Date: Rate ( in the night sky) (every year) (Number per hour)|
|Quadrantids||NE near Draco||January 4th||25 – 100|
|Lyrids||NE near Lyra||April 21st||5 – 15|
|Eta Aqarids||E near Aquarius||May 4th||10 – 20|
|S. Delta Aquarids||SE Aquarius||July 27th – 29th||10 – 35|
|Persieds||NE Perseus||August 12th||30 – 70|
|Orionids||E Orion||Oct. 20th||10 – 30|
|S. Taurids||E Taurus||Nov. 3rd – 7th||5 – 15|
|Leonids||E Leo||Nov. 16th||10 – 20|
|Geminids||E Gemini||Dec. 13th||20 – 80|
|Ursids||N. Little Dipper, Ursa Minor||Dec. 22nd||5 – 15|