We will again be holding our annual Meteor Shower Party at the Pleasant Valley Junior High School this year!
The event starts after sunset on Saturday, August 7th… come a bit early to set up your lawn chairs for a wonderful evening under the stars… we hope!
Club members sometimes bring telescopes and binoculars for viewing, but these are not required for enjoying the meteor shower… so guests, lawn chairs and non-alchoholic beverages are sufficient!
Of course if we are clouded or rained out, the event will be canceled…
We will be selling raffle tickets for a nice, new, intro level telescope at the event… $2 per ticket… three for $5… need not be present to win! The scope is an Orion Starblast 4.5 Astro Reflector, and has all the accessories needed to get you off and running!
To prepare you for the event, you are also welcome to join us at our virtual club meeting on Monday, July 19th at 7PM… we will be giving a presentation on space rocks and Meteor showers and then a few more details specifically about the August Perseid Meteor Shower! Questions, as are guests, are always welcome!
Here is the link for the club meeting… feel free to attend!
So… mark your calendar!
7PM, Monday, July 19th – the virtual meeting
8PM, Saturday, August 7th – Pleasant Valley Junior High School
***Please note that there is road construction going on the way to the school… the road that crosses (goes over) the interstate is closed. If coming from the direction of the Pebble Creek Golf Course you either have to go way west towards Sheraton Heights or way east through downtown Le Claire.
***Since this is an outdoor event, masks are optional!