Okanagan observatory opens for meteor shower viewing

The public is invited to come and enjoy the Perseid meteor shower on Aug. 12 at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory, located at 717 White Lake Rd., south of Kaleden. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. with talks by Ken Tapping, Ryan Ransom and Roland Kothes at 8:15 p.m. By 9:30p.m., it should be dark enough to view the brightest meteors. Also, the Royal Astronomical Society members will set up telescopes for the public to enjoy other celestial wonders.

The public is invited to come and enjoy the Perseid meteor shower on Aug. 12 at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory, located at 717 White Lake Rd., south of Kaleden.

Gates open at 7:30 p.m. with talks by Ken Tapping, Ryan Ransom and Roland Kothes at 8:15 p.m. By 9:30p.m., it should be dark enough to view the brightest meteors. Also, the Royal Astronomical Society members will set up telescopes for the public to enjoy other celestial wonders.

The grounds will be open and the talks will be presented regardless of clouds.

For further information or directions, call 250-497-2300.