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QUADRANTIDS METEOR SHOWER

Community Access Event

Thursday, 3rd January 2019 (22:00 - 00:00)

Venue: The J.A. Jones Hoober Observatory

The Quadrantids are an above average shower, with up to 40 meteors per hour at their peak. The shower usually peaks on January 3 & 4, but some meteors can be visible from January 1 - 5. The best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Look for meteors radiating from the constellation Bootes.

22.00 hrs till late.

Weather permitting the Observatory will be open to view the Quadrantids Meteor Shower (Best After midnight) and during the evening Mars, Orion and  constellations of the winter sky. 

We will provide guidance about what you will be viewing and will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Bring your own telescope if you wish.

Parking is available at the observatory.

Please ensure that you are dressed for the outdoors. The Observatory now has heating and toilet facilities.

Contact. Les Marsden 01709 584217

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