Meteors shower on park

Aldergrove Regional Park hosts their annual Meteor Shower Watch on Saturday, August 11.

Aldergrove Regional Park hosts their annual Meteor Shower Watch on Saturday, August 11.

This event runs from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Bowl, just off Lefeuvre Road on the Abbotsford side of the park, although overnight campers will also be allowed on this special night of stargazing.

A dazzling display of shooting stars awaits you at the annual Perseid meteor shower. Listen to stories and gaze at the stars. Telescopes are provided by volunteers with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

Although the Perseid meteor shower will peak on August 12, there should be great viewing on the nights leading up to this date.

Event activities run from 8 to 11 p.m., Saturday, August 11. Overnight campers must arrive between 5 and 8 p.m. to set up camp. Bring a sleeping bag, an air mattress or blanket.

This program is weather dependent. Event will be cancelled by 4 p.m. if there is complete cloud cover. Call 604-530-4983 on day of event to confirm if meteor shower show will be held as scheduled.

It is aimed at all ages and the drop in fee is $2 per person.

To find out about other Metro Vancouver programs, visit the events calendar at www.metrovancouver.org

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