Date

12 - 13 Aug 2020
Expired!

Time

10:00 pm - 2:00 am

Cost

Mentioned Below

Perseids Meteor Shower

The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by comet Swift-Tuttle, which was discovered in 1862. The Perseids are famous for producing a large number of bright meteors. The shower runs annually from July 17 to August 24. It peaks this year on the night of August 12 and the morning of August 13. The second quarter moon will block out some of the fainter meteors this year, but the Perseids are so bright and numerous that it should still be a good show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Perseus, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

Take a break from the city lights and join Dubai Astronomy Group for a night under the stars illuminated by the Perseids Meteor Shower at Al Qudra Desert!

 

Details:

 

Schedule:

  • • A Brief About The Event
  • • Sky Mapping Session
  • • Telescope Observation
  • • Q&A Session

 

Ticket Price:

 

Important Information:

  • • Masks are MANDATORY!
  • • Social distancing must be practiced at all times.
  • • The venue for the event is at Al Qudra, Dubai. A precise location map will be sent to you by email after you register for the program.
  • • Transportation is upon you for your convenience.
  • • No need to have a 4×4 car, though recommended.
  • • Although Dubai Astronomy Group will be providing mats, you are requested to carry any necessities you might deem necessary over the period of the event (snacks, water, mats, seats etc.) for your hygiene and safety.
  • • Please bring the hard copy or soft copy of registration confirmation number/ email to ensure your entry.
  • • You are requested to bring your Emirates ID with you to be presented at the venue upon request.
  • • Dubai Astronomy Group members are requested to bring their membership ID card (soft or hard copy) to be presented upon request.
  • • Please keep in mind that washroom/bathrooms are around a 10 – 15 minute drive away from our location.
  • • No alcohol is allowed! This is a family-friendly event.
  • • The meteors will not be visible through the telescopes. Only celestial observation will be done through the telescopes.