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Perseid Meteor Shower Watch Party | Chabot Space & Science Center
August 11 @ 11:00 pm - 11:59 pm
One event on August 12, 2021 at 12:01 am
The annual Perseid Meteor Shower peaks in mid-August and is one of the most popular meteor showers of the year. The Moon will set early in the evening on August 11, so viewers can anticipate dark skies and potentially good viewing conditions. Under ideal conditions, observers may see up to 100 meteors per hour.
Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower from the Chabot Observation Deck with staff astronomers available to answer questions. Limited tickets available for this popular event.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $7 for youth or free for Chabot Space & Science Center members. Advanced tickets required.
The Perseid Meteor Shower is caused by small particles left behind by the periodic comet Swift-Tuttle. As the comet orbits around the Sun, it leaves behind a trail of dust, rocky grains and pebbles that form a particle stream also orbiting the Sun. Each year, the Earth passes through the particle stream during the middle of August. As those particles enter and burn up in Earth’s atmosphere, the public experiences a meteor shower.