Shooting stars on Tuesday night

 

La Polvacera (Breña Baja)  basketball court, full of telescopes.
La Polvacera basketball court, full of telescopes.

Tuesday night is the best meteor shower of the year, the Perseids. Of course it should be visible all over the planet, but La Palma’s astronomical viewpoints will probably be a particularly good place to see shooting stars. Unfortunately the full moon will spoil the show quite a bit. Cielos La Palma will be in La Polvacera basketball court from 9 pm – midnight with telescopes. Toño will also be pointing out constellations and talking about their myths.

I’m sure there are other activities elsewhere on the island for the Perseids.

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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