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, BC.
Gates open at 7:15 p.m. Talks presented at 8:15 p.m. by Tim Robishaw, Ryan Ransom, Tom Landecker and Ken Tapping. By 9:30 p.m., dusk should allow viewing of the brightest meteors. The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Okanagan Centre will set up telescopes for the public to enjoy other celestial wonders. The event concludes by 10:45 p.m., with gates closing at 11:15 p.m.
Should inclement weather (ie. clouds) alter the quality of the meteor and telescope viewing, the grounds will still be open and talks presented.
For directions to the Observatory at White Lake, visit http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/herzberg or call 250-497-2300.
Admission is free, but bring a chair or blanket.