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Astronomy & Night Sky Summer Series – Perseid Meteor Shower
August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmthe event is free but park entrance fees apply
Discover the night sky from Assateague Island! The event will begin with auditorium presentations followed by stargazing with telescopes and binoculars (weather permitting).
Times & Locations
7:30, 8:00, and 8:30 p.m.
Astronomy 101 Presentation
Herbert H Bateman Education Center Auditorium
(Limited space available; first come first serve; rain or shine)
8:30 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
Night Sky Observations through telescopes and binoculars at the north end of Parking Lot #1
(Subject to cancellation due to inclement weather; refuge closes at 10 p.m.)
This series is free and open to the public, however park entrance fees still apply. For entrance fee information visit http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Chincoteague/visit/fees.html.
For more information visit www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/visitorcenter.
Optional items to bring: binoculars, a red light, and insect repellant
This series is a collaboration between Assateague Island National Seashore,Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation, and the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center.