8.4/ Custer Observatory: Perseid Meteor Shower, Solar Eclipse, Stargazing



August 12

Peak of the Perseid meteor shower and yes, Custer is open this night!

This annual meteor shower probably ranks as everyone’s all-time favorite. You don’t use telescopes or binoculars to watch a meteor shower. Bring what you would as if you were going to watch fireworks: a beach chair or blanket, some snacks (wine & cheese anyone?). Now, just lay back and watch the show! This shower often produces 50 or more meteors per hour.

Where to look? Primarily in the north-east part of the sky (near the constellation Perseus for which they were named), and the zenith (the point in the sky directly above you).


August 19 
7pm Movie presentation: All about solar eclipses.
August 21 (Monday)

Solar Eclipse Event.  Custer Observatory will be open from 1pm-4pm.  Guests will each receive a pair of solar eclipse glasses to safely watch the 70% eclipse of the Sun by the moon.


Custer Observatory

1115 Main Bayview Rd., Southold, NY 11971

Phone: 631-765-2626

Website: www.custerobservatory.org

ON-GOING: Custer is open to the public Saturdays, dusk until midnight for events, stargazing and more. Staff provide guided tours of the sky via powerful telescopes (weather permitting).


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