Perseid Meteor Shower!! :-)

  • August 14, 2014 · 9:00 PM

DATE and TIME change: Thursday, 9pm. Let's hope for a clear night. :-) You may want to take a look at the sky tonight, but it's pretty cloudy, good luck!! 

Here's something different, a meteor shower!! The Perseids happen in August, and the main night is the 12th. If bad weather makes the 12th cloudy or unviewable we will do either the 11th or the 13th if we can, stay tuned if the weather is likely to be an issue for a new date, and don't wait for the 12th in case we do the 11th or you'll miss us!! 

We will meet at the Otterkill hikers parking lot, .2 mile west of the train trestle.  GPS location: [masked],[masked]

Directions from the south/west: Take the New York State Thruway to Exit 16 (Harriman). Proceed west on N.Y. Route 17 to Exit 130, and continue north on N.Y. Route 208 for 2.7 miles. Just past the Blooming Grove Plaza shopping center, bear right at the fork onto Clove Road (County Route 27). In 4.4 miles, turn right onto Otterkill Road and proceed for 0.7 mile to a trailhead parking area on the left side of the road.

From the east/north: Take 32 south from the 5 Corners (intersection of routes 300, 32 and 94) in Vail's Gate. In roughly a mile and a half, make a right onto Orr's Mills Rd. After roughly another mile or so make a left onto Otterkill Rd. Follow it for a few miles. When you go under the train trestle the parking lot is .2 miles ahead on the right. If you get to Clove Road you went too far, go back .7 mile. :-)

If you come north on 32 from Highland Mills just after the light to make a right to Cornwall, there will be a bridge over the Moodna Creek. Make a left on Orr's Mills Rd and follow the directions above. 

Bring a lawn chair, a cooler if you wish cold beverages, blanket or light shirt, bug stuff and a flashlight (red light?). You may want long pants if it's a cool evening. 

Happy summer!!!! $2 Meetup fee unless it's your first or over 50 events with me. You may want to send me your cell for last minute changes, I'll send you mine in return. I do NOT text, please do not text me. :-)

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  • David B.

    It was a nice evening, It was good to see old friends and make new friends, Too bad the rain broke us up ,it was a fun evening Sheryl thank you

    August 15

  • Sheryl

    It was a lovely time, until the heavens opened up and we abandoned ship. It was fun seeing things close up with John's telescope and the Skyview app was working well telling us what we were looking at. No meteors were spotted but we did see some planes and a satellite. We will try again next year!! The location worked well. Thanks friends that helped make it fun!! :-)

    1 · August 15

  • David B.

    It was a great evening even with the rain it was nice to meet old friends and make new friends

    August 14

  • Charles

    Wasn't any meteors…..but got to see a rain shower.

    August 14

    • A former member
      A former member

      I still had a good time considering. Just too bad the rain surprised us like that

      August 14

  • Marcell.

    My apologize for being not participating in the Perseid Meteor Shower in the last minute, I have to be heading to New York City in a few minutes. Enjoy the event !!.

    August 14

  • Suzyq

    Sorry to poop out at the last minute, but I will try to catch it in my back yard since I'm not really sure where to go and it will be dark by then.

    August 14

  • Sheryl

    It's all cleared up, who can tell the weather!!! :-)

    August 14

  • Sheryl

    It's pretty cloudy in my world right now, I can't imagine we will see much later. I will still show up at 9, but if it's cloudy I may not stay long....... :-)

    August 14

  • Louise M.

    Hope the skies clear up tonight, right now there is 100% cloud cover over Mountainville.

    August 14

  • Claudia

    Sheryl, I'm coming from Gardiner. Can I take rte. 208S?...and to where? ...kind of confused with the directions...

    August 14

    • John S

      GPS : 250 Otterkill Rd, New Windsor, NY 12553 this should bring you very close

      August 14

    • Claudia

      Thank you, John...I'll map quest this address.

      August 14

  • John S

    Bringing my telescope - great views of Jupiter and Venus and Moon.

    August 14

  • Sheryl

    One odd thought, I don't know what open container laws we may be breaking if people bring beer/wine, I'm only bringing seltzer to be safe. :-) Please change your RSVP if you can't make it, Louise's comment about the parking lot is right, and do bring your sense of adventure. The moon is lessening, so we should be able to see more, one good thing about moving the date!! :-)

    August 13

    • paul e

      There's plenty of shoulder parking and some more space underneath the railway bridge

      August 13

  • Louise M.

    The parking lot is very small and will not fit 28 cars. Some of us may have to park on the side of the road or carpool from the other parking lot near the thruway.

    1 · August 13

  • Sheryl

    Hi Friends, I know it's early but the weather doesn't look good for Tuesday or even Wednesday. I may change this to Thursday, stay tuned on Tuesday if the weather continues to look miserable. We need a clear sky for this. :-)

    August 9

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sheryl, Thanks for the "Heads Up" (no pun intended) haha

      August 9

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sheryl, we still on for tomorrow? (Tues).

      August 11

  • Joseph L.

    I'm afraid I'll have to bow out of this one. The week has gotten to full of other priorities. But I'll try to catch a glimpse of them, myself, and wish you all a happy stargazing.

    August 10

  • Susan K

    Hah

    August 10

  • Meg

    Looking forward to it; very close to my home. I home the weather is good :)

    August 8

  • paul e

    Is this the parking lot to schunemunk mtn?

    August 7

  • Monica R.

    Ah, would love to join you. Will be on vacation next week!

    August 7

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd love to go but if the location is for advanced hikers I may have to opt out.

    July 2

    • Sheryl

      No hiking necessary, we will be right by the cars. :-)

      August 5

  • Laura J.

    Just realized Ill be visiting my son in London on this date. Sorry ill miss the chance to do this with everyone.

    July 27

  • Laura J.

    I will be happy to others to view this with!

    June 30

  • Louise M.

    It's in Mountainville. I believe Mountaindale is somewhere in the other end of the county.

    June 30

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