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2013 Perseid Meteor Shower Party

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Date: July 22, 2013
Contact: Breanna Glaze, (530) 242-3421

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, in partnership with the Shasta Astronomy Club, will be holding a special star party to view the Perseid Meteor Shower on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Several very knowledgeable and passionate amateur astronomers will be displaying meteorites and providing powerful telescopes to view what is often considered the most brilliant meteor shower of the year.

The event will commence shortly after sunset at Brandy Creek parking lot B. The lights will be turned off to minimize light pollution and the beach will remain open from 8 pm until about midnight. Visitors are encouraged to bring lounge chairs, beach towels, food, drinks and extra clothing for the nighttime star party. A day use fee parking pass is required.

Please note: All telescopes are privately owned and only available through the generosity of individuals from the Shasta Astronomy Club.  Visitors should always practice proper telescope etiquette by never touching or looking through an eyepiece without the telescope operators' permission, and being courteous to other visitors also waiting to view the night sky.


Did You Know?

Shasta Bally

Shasta Bally is the highest point in Whiskeytown at 6199 feet. Snow can usually still be seen through June.