Aug 17, 2014
Star and Meteor Party at Pine Bluff Observatory
Enjoy an evening of free family fun as UW–Madison’s Department of Astronomy, UW Space Place and the Rosemary Garfoot Public Library host a star and meteor party on the grounds of historic Pine Bluff Observatory. This informal event is scheduled during the Perseid meteor shower—a prolific annual display of meteors associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle.
The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available but limited. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for meteor watching, and your own telescope, if you have one.
Pine Bluff Observatory is located at 4065 Observatory Road in the Town of Cross Plains. In the event of rain or cloudy weather, the event will transition to the Rosemary Garfoot Public Library, 2107 Julius Street, in the Village of Cross Plains for a viewing of the documentary The City Dark and a conversation about the Dark Skies Initiative, an effort to limit the effects of light pollution.
For weather updates, call 608-262-4779 on the day of the event.