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Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing

Details are still being sorted out, but we're planning a viewing session on the Monday night of the Perseid meteor shower peak.

***There's a small possibility that this event won't happen, due to issues at the Park, but right now it looks like a "GO"***

There is a fee to attend, $5, and your attendance MUST be booked through the Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park office at[masked] or via email: [masked]

*NEW: web link to register with Park: https://app.etapestry.com/cart/GlenbowRanchParkFoundation/default/item.php?ref=3419.0.92602467

RSVPing through Meetup is not sufficient.

There will be an indoor presentation on meteors and meteor showers during the early part of the event, perhaps repeated if necessary. There will be some telescope viewing as well, but meteor showers are best seen with no optical aid at all because we want the widest possible view of the skies.

Meteor showers are relaxed events and if we are lucky we will see a meteor once every 2 to 5 minutes. Do not expect a 'deluge'!

Dress warmly, as meteor shower watching is not exactly an aerobic activity. This means heavy socks, boots and a hat/toque. If you have a reclining outdoor chair, like a 'zero-gravity' model, please bring it if you can. Otherwise an old blanket on the ground will work. Binoculars will let you experience some of the brighter wonders of the night sky, so pack some as well.

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  • Roland D.

    Cloudy :-(

    August 19, 2013

  • Imad B.

    I have uploaded some meteor shower pictures I took on Sunday at Big Hill Springs Provincial Park. Hope you guys like them.

    3 · August 15, 2013

  • Raha

    Well...the clouds were in the view the whole night and couldn't see any meteor... but at the bright side there were great presentation and we met up with other members of the group.

    1 · August 13, 2013

  • Carol R.

    And at least the meet up bunch can finally put some faces to the names. Its hard to find people at events sometimes because its dark lol.

    1 · August 13, 2013

  • James W.

    Severe thunderstorm warning for the area for tonight.. should i make the 45min drive?

    August 12, 2013

    • James W.

      no clear skies tonight... sad face.. is it ever a clear night in alberta?

      1 · August 12, 2013

    • Carol R.

      In the winter lol figures right

      August 13, 2013

  • Shabrina

    Cloudy skies, could get the view. But the presentations were great!

    August 13, 2013

  • Shabrina

    Didn't get to see the shower but the presentations were awesomest!! Thank you for organizing and sharing!

    2 · August 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is it too late to join u guys?

    August 12, 2013

  • Shabrina

    I came to the parking lot. But I don't know where everyone is and it's too dark. I came alone...

    August 12, 2013

    • John

      Were down the path in the office.

      1 · August 12, 2013

  • Jeremy C.

    Given the weather warning my daughter and I are just going to make a quick jaunt to the Rothnay Observatory (we live close). Not going to make the trek to Cochrane tonight I'm afraid.

    August 12, 2013

  • James W.

    ***Spoke with someone at the park... If your payment doesnt go through you are needed to email or call the park itself and get them to put your name on the list and the payment can be taken when you arrive.. but registration is a must***

    August 12, 2013

  • Roland D.

    Chris McMahon and his wife would like to attend, but don't have a vehicle - can anyone help them out?

    August 12, 2013

    • Shabrina

      I am coming from Calgary SW area. Is they r close by it on the way, I can help.

      August 12, 2013

  • Imad B.

    I went to the Big Hill Springs Provincial Park at 3 am this morning, viewed the shower and even shot some pictures. It was very neat. Hope for clear skies on 12th. See ya all there.

    1 · August 11, 2013

    • Shabrina

      This will be my first time... I was wondering the same thing. How will I be able to find you guys?

      August 12, 2013

    • Roland D.

      We'll all have name tags.

      2 · August 12, 2013

  • James W.

    Last night while out on my front step having a smoke I found myself gazing up at the night sky... lost in its wonder and beauty... until i heard a noise and looked down.. SKUNK... right at my feet... Lesson here folks... Never do universe without protection! lol

    3 · August 12, 2013

  • Shabrina

    My first meet up! I am looking forward to be there!

    August 12, 2013

  • Christophe

    Looking forward to gazing at the night sky with you !!!

    August 11, 2013

  • Marjorie

    How do I locate this meet up group once I am there? This is only my second meet up and I actually somehow or other didn't find the group at the first one. :-(

    August 11, 2013

  • Kaj

    Hello everyone!! I am so pleased to find this group and meet people. The great thing about the sky is that it all belongs to us! Mystery and discovery are really fantastic because we don't know.

    1 · August 10, 2013

  • Raha

    The permission is granted for the event, I just completed the registration...looking forward to watch the meteor shower on 12th, let's wish for clear sky :)

    3 · August 8, 2013

  • Roland D.

    It looks like this event WILL likely take place as some things have come together for the folks at the Park.

    3 · August 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Opps just read the previous post....

    August 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry I have to drop out, last minute work meeting needing to attend. have a great event. I will you next time.

    August 7, 2013

  • Roland D.

    There may be organizational issues at Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park so that we may not be able to hold this event afterall. I will keep you posted.

    August 6, 2013

    • Imad B.

      Forecast is for rainfall on Monday anyways.

      August 7, 2013

  • Carol R.

    If I don't end up in Northern Sask (ugh) then I can come if you have it :-)

    August 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    darn I have to attend a work related semimar, last minute. It starts 6:00,so won't be able to make it now.

    August 5, 2013

  • Sheila

    Hello, I would love to go, but dont have a car. Would I be able to carpool with anyone? Any help would be much appreciated!

    August 5, 2013

  • Sima

    I don't think I'll make it until 9 pm. I have a class until 8

    August 3, 2013

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