With the recent purchase of 60 acres on Fish River, known as Alta Fish River, the Weeks Bay Foundation will begin offering “star parties” to view active meteor showers in a wide-open setting. This beautiful tract of land has nearly 60 acres of pristine habitat and not a light in sight! In addition, there is a large open area surrounding one of the ponds on the property. This is the perfect location for laying out a blanket or sleeping bag and staring at the heavens.
Over the course of the year, we will offer several opportunities to come out and watch the most active meteor showers of 2019 at our exclusive Star Parties. The first Star Party is July 28 to watch the Delta Aquariids. Registration is required, and is limited to 50 people.
The following are the dates for Star Parties:
July 28 – Delta Aquariids
August 12 or 13 – Perseids
October 21 or 22 – Orionids
December 13 or 14 – Geminids
The Star Parties will be held from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. and are free for current Weeks Bay Foundation members. There is a $20 fee for non-members. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, snacks, and nonalcoholic drinks. The event is not suitable for pets and there is moderate walking from the parking area to the viewing site.