Perseids Meteor Shower II

Perseids Meteor Shower II

Friday (August 12) 11:15 pm – 1:00 am

The Perseid meteor shower (also known as The Perseids) is perhaps the most popular meteor shower of the year, visible between July and August. With clear skies, you could see what some consider the most spectacular cosmic light show.

American spectators can expect to see the greatest number of meteors during the shower’s peak between Aug. 11-12 this year, according to the American Meteor Society (AMS).

Every year, Earth passes through the path of Comet Swift-Tuttle from July 17 to Aug. 24, with the shower’s peak — when Earth passes through the densest, dustiest area — occurring Aug. 11-12. That means you’ll see the most meteors in the shortest amount of time near that time. Years without moonlight see higher rates of meteors per hour, and in outburst years (such as in 2016) the rate can be between 150-200 meteors an hour.

Reserve your tickets for The Schoolyard 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.

Any questions? Contact us at Observatory@hawthornhollow.org

Purchase Tickets Here.

Perseids Meteor Shower II

Perseids Meteor Shower I

Friday (August 12) 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Perseid meteor shower (also known as The Perseids) is perhaps the most popular meteor shower of the year, visible between July and August. With clear skies, you could see what some consider the most spectacular cosmic light show.

American spectators can expect to see the greatest number of meteors during the shower’s peak between Aug. 11-12 this year, according to the American Meteor Society (AMS).

Every year, Earth passes through the path of Comet Swift-Tuttle from July 17 to Aug. 24, with the shower’s peak — when Earth passes through the densest, dustiest area — occurring Aug. 11-12. That means you’ll see the most meteors in the shortest amount of time near that time. Years without moonlight see higher rates of meteors per hour, and in outburst years (such as in 2016) the rate can be between 150-200 meteors an hour.

Reserve your tickets for The Schoolyard 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.

Any questions? Contact us at Observatory@hawthornhollow.org

Purchase Tickets Here.

NASA@MyLibrary: Open House at The Schoolyard Observatory

NASA@MyLibrary: Open House at The Schoolyard Observatory

Saturday, August 27 9:00 pm

We invite you to enjoy an evening of stargazing and telescope viewing at the Charles and Kathryn Heide Schoolyard Observatory at Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum. Take a trip through our solar system as we discover sizes and distances of our nearest neighbors. Learn about the moon, it’s phases, and why the moon is so important to live on Earth.  There will be variety of telescopes on hand with volunteers to guide you in seeing the night’s brightest objects. Visitors are welcome to bring personal binoculars or telescopes.
This is a free adult & family outdoor event with no set viewing schedule (arrive or depart when you want), weather permitting (less 30% clouds). Dress appropriately for being still in nighttime outdoor weather.
Questions? Feel free to email: observatory@hawthornhollow.org
Perseids Meteor Shower II

Perseids Meteor Shower II

Friday (August 12) 11:15 pm – 1:15 pm

The Perseid meteor shower (also known as The Perseids) is perhaps the most popular meteor shower of the year, visible between July and August. With clear skies, you could see what some consider the most spectacular cosmic light show.

American spectators can expect to see the greatest number of meteors during the shower’s peak between Aug. 11-12 this year, according to the American Meteor Society (AMS).

Every year, Earth passes through the path of Comet Swift-Tuttle from July 17 to Aug. 24, with the shower’s peak — when Earth passes through the densest, dustiest area — occurring Aug. 11-12. That means you’ll see the most meteors in the shortest amount of time near that time. Years without moonlight see higher rates of meteors per hour, and in outburst years (such as in 2016) the rate can be between 150-200 meteors an hour.

Reserve your tickets for The Schoolyard 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.

Any questions? Contact us at Observatory@hawthornhollow.org

Purchase Tickets Here

Lunar Eclipse Party

Lunar Eclipse Party

Sunday, May 15  8:00 pm – 12:00 am

Hawthorn Hollow and the Schoolyard Observatory invite you to witness one of the longest, rare “Blood Moon” total lunar eclipses of the decade.

Join us at the Schoolyard Observatory on the night of Sunday, May 15, starting at 8:00 pm for a lunar eclipse party and simultaneously help us raise funds for what will be the largest public-serving telescope in southeastern Wisconsin. In the face of a failing older telescope system, this new system will support the observatory’s mission to connect our community with the night sky for many years to come.

Your $20 ticket will include views of this spectacular eclipse through multiple telescopes along with a night-time sky tour of other celestial objects. Partial eclipse begins at 9:30 pm and becomes total at 10:30 pm. In addition, your ticket admits you to scheduled guided night hikes through the nature sanctuary along the Pike River and to enjoy live music from local band Mountains on the Moon. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase with proceeds going to fund the development of the observatory.

Due to the unique nature of this astronomical event, it can not be rescheduled. In the event of rain cancellation, you will receive 2 tickets for future events at the observatory.

Please contact us by e-mail for more information or discounted group rates:

Purchase tickets here or email observatory@hawthornhollow.org

 

NASA@MyLibrary: Open House at The Schoolyard Observatory

NASA@MyLibrary: Open House at The Schoolyard Observatory

Saturday, April 23 9:00 P.M.

We invite you to enjoy an evening of stargazing and telescope viewing at the Charles and Kathryn Heide Schoolyard Observatory at Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum. A variety of telescopes will be on hand with volunteers to guide you in seeing the night’s brightest objects. Visitors are welcome to bring personal binoculars or telescopes.
This is a free adult & family outdoor event with no set viewing schedule (arrive or depart when you want), weather permitting (less 30% clouds) with a backup date of April 30. Dress appropriately for being still in nighttime outdoor weather.
Questions? Feel free to email: observatory@hawthornhollow.org