Perseids Meteor Shower

10/08/2019 - 12/08/2019 @ 21:30 - 2:00 -

Bring a jacket and a blanket, and join us contemplating the most popular meteor shower of the year. Explanations will be given throughout the night by our guides.

Perseids Meteor Shower


10/08/2019 - 12/08/2019    
21:30 - 2:00

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Perseids Meteor Shower

The Perseids Meteor Shower is one of the most awaited astronomical events of the year. The phenomenon that enriches hot summer nights happens because around this time our planet travels through the trail of debris left by the Swift-Tuttle comet. Each time one of these tiny debris enters Earth’s atmosphere, we observe a shooting star (meteor).

On these nights, OLA will have the normal stargazing session from 21h30 until 23h00. Afterwards the unaided eye observations will proceed through the night. The telescopes will remain available until 02h00 for observation of other objects during the night.

Bring with you a jacket and either a blanket or a yoga mattress, and come learn more about Perseids and the Universe while you watch this natural show with us. It is possible to stay overnight as there is a camping area with bathrooms available.

Normal session prices apply.