Leonid Meteor Shower and Star Watch at the Minute Man Airfield!
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023
Rain Date: Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023
Stargazing begins at 6:30pm and ends at 9:00pm
Join us for our Fall Public Star Watch at the Minute Man Airfield by the new upcoming Fourth and Field Restaurant. For one evening (weather permitting) we will be hosting a FREE public viewing of the heavens! This Star Watch has a wonderful show, featuring the rings of Saturn, the Great Red Spot on Jupiter, the planet Uranus and the original Terminator on the Moon! You’ll also see a host of star clusters, double stars and, of course, the Andromeda Galaxy – all amid the peak of the Leonid Meteor Shower!
Parking and Location
SAS members with telescopes will be located near the area shown in red in the image on the left side of this page. Look for signs and glow sticks to direct the way. Visitors can park in the parking lot shown in blue. Please try to minimize the use of headlights when possible.
Tips and Information
Watch your step, the ground may be uneven in places, use a red LED flashlight or a flashlight covered in red cellophane, to help you find your way but not ruin the dark adaptation for those who are viewing through the telescopes. Dress warmly as the temperatures tend to drop off after dusk
Any cancellation due to weather will be posted here and on the main web page by 3PM on the day of the event.