The Perseids – Watching and Listening to Falling Stars

The Perseids – Watching and Listening to Falling Stars


Subscriptions for Night of shooting stars are complete.

Like every year, Earth will pass mid August through the trajectory of the dust cloud left behind comet Swift-Tuttle very likely giving us a night sky filled with bright falling stars. The moon will be in a cooperative mood and won’t shed its light, thus promising a dark night. Meteors can also be heart on radio, when transmitted radio signals bounce back on them.

At the Royal Observatory of Belgium, between the prestigious domes, amateur-telescopes will be installed on August 12 to enjoy a beautiful star sky. The radio receiver from the Belgian RAdio Meteor Stations network (BRAMS) located on the domain will catch the radio signals that mark the presence of the meteors.

Subscriptions for Night of shooting stars are complete. But, no worries, find a dark place outside, lay on your back and enjoy. Late night is the best time.

A live plot of the hourly meteor counts based on worldwide observations: http://www.imo.net
About BRAMS and how you can join the network: http://brams.aeronomie.be

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