Public Astronomy Evening Persid meteor shower

Date • Time

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:30


Austin Pearce Building, Stag Hill, University of Surrey, Guildford, GU2 7XH


This event has passed.

All you need to know about 2017’s Persid meteor shower.

The Astrophysics Group will be holding a special Astronomy evening on Friday 11th August.

The evening will begin with an exciting cutting edge research lecture. Weather permitting, this will be followed by going to our telescope on campus or if the weather is not so good we will stay inside.

Either way you will be given some great advice on how to spot the perseid meteor shower. Members of our Astrophysics group will also be on hand during the evening to answer your questions.

Composite image of 2015 Perseid meteor shower, taken over 3 nights by Scott MacNeill at Frosty Drew Observatory, Charlestown, Rhode Island. He wrote: “Frosty Drew astronomers and volunteers refer to the Perseid shower as the ‘anti-sleep-athon’ and 2015 lived up to the name!”


19.30 Doors open
19.45 Lecture begins
20.15 Either refreshments and an additional talk, or if the weather is favorable star gazing

What to wear

Please note that it is likely to be cold as the event will be outside. We recommend dressing warm and wearing appropriate footwear (the event will be held on grass). In the event of rain, the Astronomy Evening will move indoors.

More information

Please contact Dr Heather Campbell, Outreach Officer