Stargazing Party

The Perseid Meteor Shower reaches its annual peak the night of August 11th to the 13th.

The Perseid Meteor Shower reaches its annual peak the night of August 11th to the 13th.

August 11, 2021| Categories: Mark Breen, Museum News, Planetarium News, StarGazing

Aug 12: Turn your gaze toward the stars!

You’re invited to a statewide stargazing party with hosts Mark Breen, director of the planetarium at the Fairbanks Museum, and VPR’s Mary Engisch. Mark also produces his own astronomy podcast — Eye on the Night Sky — broadcast weekdays on VPR. He’ll answers your questions about the stars, planets and constellations.

You’ll learn about the Summer Triangle, meteor showers, how to use the Big Dipper to find other stars and much more. Your questions are an important part of the broadcast. You can call VPR during the show or email your questions ahead of time.

Broadcast on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 9 p.m.
Rain date: Friday, August 13, 2021 at 9 p.m.

Want to throw your own star-gazing party? It’s easy! Invite your friends and family. Set up lawn chairs or spread blankets on the ground. Use the VPR app, turn the radio on or stream VPR at VPR.org and look up!

For “night vision” that won’t interfere with your ability to see the stars, wrap a red scarf, bandana or cellophane around your flashlight and secure it with a rubber band.

Tags: astronomy, party, perseid, planetarium, stargazing, vpr