Perseids Pyjama Party

Friday, August 15, 2014Perseids
8 pm to Midnight

A pyjama party under the stars! Wear your cozy pyjamas, bring your pillows, blankets, flashlights and lawnchairs, and sit back to enjoy one of the busiest times in the sky during the annual Perseids Meteor Shower. Spread out your blanket or your lawn chair and watch the sky without interruption from city lights. While we wait for dark to fall, there will be family fun activities. Activities are free with regular admission.

Garden Season Pass holders and Friends of the Garden members get free admission to this event.

Schedule of Events

Scheduled activities start at 8 pm; feel free to come early and enjoy the Garden on your own until then.

8 pm - approx. midnight (ongoing)
- Informal sky / moon / meteor observing with Royal Astronomical Society members will be ongoing throughout the evening
- Moth catching and observing with lepidopterists
- Fun-in-the-dark games for kids led by DBG naturalists
- Concession with snacks and beverages

8:30-9:00 pm
Bruce McCurdy from the Royal Astronomical Society will talk about Meteors, Meteorites and the Near Space Environment

9:00-10:00 pm
Bedtime stories and constellation finding with Joan Marie Galat, author of the "Dot-to-Dot in the Sky" series of children's books

10:00-10:30 pm
Sky Tour with Royal Astronomical Society Members

In the event of cloudy weather, many event activities will go on, although sky observing may be limited. In the event of rainy weather, the event may be cancelled. Please call or check the website if weather conditions are uncertain.

For more information call (780) 987-3054 ext. 2243.