This was a great suggestion for either a do-it-yourself event or a group event if the skies cooperate..... If you can't join us you should try to see them on your own, maybe in your own backyard if you don't have city lights. The meteor shower is visible from early August thru mid August, so try to catch them on your own and we'd love to see your comments. :-)
For good info on the Perseids, check out http://planetsave.com/2013/07/31/perseids-meteor-shower-peaks-august-12-2013/
Find a good place without nearby lights and look up.....I will try to find a good place where we can meet and hang and watch. It also matters what time you look, early morning hours are best, this will obviously be an on-your-own thing for early mornings!!
Update!! Meet at Hiker's Parking lot:
From Rt. 32 south of Vails Gate (5 Corners), turn opposite Angola Rd. onto Pleasant Hill Rd at Black Rock Gun Club sign. Make first left over Moodna Creek onto Taylor Rd., then hiking parking is just ahead on the right past Creekside Lane. If you MapQuest it it is on Taylor Rd and Shaw Rd. or Taylor and Creekside Lane.
We will meet in the parking lot and walk in to the field/hill across the road. We can also follow Shaw Rd. in a bit, we will see what works better. If you are late you will be in the dark, please be on time.
If you are watching on your own please put that in your comment, if you are joining us put SERIOUS in your comment so I know I'm not sitting out in a field alone in the dark. :-) Bring a flashlight, a lawn chair, dress warmly......