Star Party night of Thursday, July 27th also coincides with the Alpha Capricornids peak nights Jul 26-27. This meteor shower is known for bright fireballs!
What are you doing on Friday Aug 11th and/or Saturday, Aug 12th? Perseid Meteor Showers will be peaking at that time. The Cape Cod Astronomical Society received an email (see below) from the staff at the Cape Cod National Seashore.
Hello from Cape Cod National Seashore!
I’m Ranger Zach, and our staff was looking into creating an astronomy program on Saturday, August 12th during the Perseid Meteor Shower at our Marconi Beach parking lot. We wanted to know if the Cape Cod Astronomy Society already had an event planned for that evening, and if not, if your organization, or anyone from it would want to be a part of this event.
We are still in the preliminary stages of creating this event, but we are looking to have a ranger (probably myself) out for the evening to give a program talk, and potentially have some telescopes aimed at some other celestial bodies for visitors to view- even with the gibbous waning moon and granted we also have decent weather.
Please let me know if this is something you folks would have any interested in being a part of. Thanks!
If you would like to assist the Rangers, please contact us and we can get you in touch with them.
You may see more than a few meteors at the public star party hosted at the Werner Schmidt Observatory on Aug 10th. If you manage to capture any photos of meteors or other celestial events you would like to share with us, please send them along. Finally, check out the American Meteor Society for in depth information about these showers, how to report and more. Clear skies!