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NASA Astronomy & Night Sky Summer Series - Perseid Meteor Shower
This is the big event of the year. The rangers will allow you to stay overnight as long as you are inside the park before sunset. The Perseid meteor shower peaks THIS NIGHT, so you'll be able to see a ton of them under the pitch black skies. Discover the night sky from Assateague Island! The event will begin with auditorium presentations followed by stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). Times & Locations Astronomy 101 Presentation 7:30, 8:00, and 8:30 p.m. Herbert H Bateman Education Center Auditorium (Limited space available; first come first serve; rain or shine) 8:30 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. Night Sky Observations through telescopes at the north end of Parking Lot #1 (Subject to cancellation due to inclement weather; refuge closes at 10 p.m.) This series is free and open to the public, however park entrance fees still apply. For entrance fee information visit http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Chincoteague/visit/fees.html. For more information visit www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/visitorcenter. Optional items to bring: binoculars, a red light, and insect repellant This series is a collaboration between Assateague Island National Seashore, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation, and the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center. Visit the facebook page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2015990461987220/

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

8231 Beach Road · Chincoteague , VA

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    We're a pretty informal group focused on learning and having fun, so don't be intimidated if you don't own a fancy telescope or know what that bright star-or-possibly-planet-looking thing in the sky is. If you're interested in amateur astronomy, whether it's simple stargazing and learning the constellations or more advanced stuff like telescope design/construction and astrophotography, this is the group for you. Let's have some fun exploring space from some of the best dark-sky spots on the East Coast.

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