Friday, August 14, 2009

Tonight's VSP is canceled 8/14

PAS Members,

Due to the weather in Mayer, and a few other reasons, Chris has decided to cancel
tonight's Virtual Star Party. We will be setting up the next VSP soon. Watch for
an announcement of it, or check the PAS calendar or Forums for more info.

Have a super Friday and a fantastic weekend!
Terri, Event Coordinator

Terri, Events Coordinator
Phoenix Astronomical Society

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Perseids Meteor Shower Peak Tonight 8/11

Space Weather News for August 11, 2009

The Perseid meteor shower is about to peak. The show begins after sunset on Tuesday, August 11th, and continues until the sun rises on Wednesday, August 12th. A time of particular interest is 0800-0900 GMT (1-2 a.m. PDT) on the 12th. That's when Earth is expected to pass through a denser-than-usual filament of dust from Perseid parent Comet Swift-Tuttle. Forecasters are unsure what will happen, but some have speculated that meteor rates could surge as high as 200 per hour. Bright moonlight will blot out many of those Perseids, but even a fraction of 200 is a good show.

Visit for full coverage of the Perseids.

Terri, Events Coordinator
Phoenix Astronomical Society