Saturday (August 10) 10:00 pm – 12:00 am

The Perseid meteor shower is one of the most dramatic things to see in the night sky between July and August.

In 2024 the Perseid meteor shower is active between 17 July and 24 August. The shower will peak 11-13 August.

The Perseid (Per-see-id) meteor shower is one of the highlights of many meteor hunters’ calendars due to its high hourly rate and bright meteors, caused by the Earth slamming into the debris left behind by comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle in July and August every year.

It is called the Perseids because the meteors seem to originate from the constellation of Perseus. Astronomers call this point the meteor shower’s radiant.

Reserve your tickets for The Heide Observatory Perseids Meteor shower event and enjoy a relaxing display of the meteors as you lay back in our zero gravity chairs. Tickets for this event go fast so reserve yours today.

Watch for an email confirmation with the address used for purchase tickets a few days prior to the event and a updated weather confirmation at least 24 hours prior to the reservation time. In the event of poor weather conditions the back-up night will be Monday August 12, times yet to be determined. Please feel free to email us at Observatory@hawthornhollow.org.

Purchase Tickets Here.