Perseid Meteor Shower at Northerly Island Nature

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 7:30 PM - 12:00 AM

Northerly Island
1521 S. Linn White Dr. Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 745-2910

Fee: Free

Age Range: Any

Come enjoy what humans have been doing for the last 200,000 years! Celebrate the night sky as Earth makes its annual pass through the debris of comet Swift-Tuttle. We are going to have a moonrise dance party, cook over a constellation campfire, explore the nocturnal world, and stargaze late into the night. Bring your own telescope or binoculars and get one-on-one instruction from a professional astronomer, or just set up a picnic blanket and look up!

In the event of bad weather, we will try viewing the meteor shower on Friday, August 15th. If poor viewing conditions persist, we will host stargazing at Northerly Island at a later date (Saturday, October 18th).

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