Hear the stories behind summer's celestial constellations and watch for fireballs in the sky far away from city lights. On Friday, August 12th, Genesee County Park & Forest will host an amazing program called "Meteor Shower in the Meadow" from 9:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Cost of the event is $5 for individuals and $10 for a family. Pre-registration is requested by calling (585) 344-1122.
Attendees will learn about astronomy inside the park's Interpretive Nature Center and then trek out to a forest meadow where they will watch nature's fireworks. Feel free to bring a blanker or folding chair to enjoy the show.
The Perseid Meteor Shower is an annual event that occurs in late July and early August - with August 11-12th being the height of the showers. There is speculation that the 2016 Perseids could be a peak year, with over 200 meteors spotted an hour. The characteristics of a Perseid meteor is that they are fast and bright, often leaving a trail behind it.
"Meteor Shower in the Meadow" is a great example of the types of programming offered at Genesee County Park & Forest. The family-friendly events combine elements of education and experience - making it a fantastic opportunity for everyone. From snowshoe hikes in the winter to wading in ponds looking for signs of life in the summer, Genesee County Park & Forest is a wonderful place to explore and learn. For more information, visit the Park's website and Facebook page.