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Meteor Astronomy - The Perseids

This basic meteor astronomy seminar discusses what is a meteor, their origins, best time to view, fireball reporting, visual and video observing techniques, movie clips from past meteor storms, how one estimates trajectory and orbits, and other instrumental techniques used by amateur meteor observers. The class will be held during the peak night for the Perseid meteor shower. One-hour course followed by optional outdoor observing session after class, weather permitting. Ages 8 to adult. Register through FCPA Parktakes. More information.

Location: Turner Farm Park Observatory
                925 Springvale Road
                Great Falls, VA 22066


Monday, August 12, 2019
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Environmental and natural sciences
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Event Organizer

Terry Reardon

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