PostHeaderIcon Where Should You Go for Stargazing or to watch the Perseids?

See the tab above that says “Seattle Stargazing“? That’s my most recent list of ideas for you.

The map can be found over on Google Maps as well.

My Perseids news coverage 2015

-Full article at West Seattle Blog.

-Interview on KUOW’s The Record for 8/12/2015.

-365 Days of Astronomy What’s Up Tonight, Southern Skies Edition August 2015 (includes tips on astrophotography)

Alan Boyle’s article at GeekWire about Seattle stargazing spots

~ A l i c e !

3 Responses to “Where Should You Go for Stargazing or to watch the Perseids?”

  • Janet s says:

    Hi Alice,

    I was at Ft. Ebey State Park on Wednesday night (8/12/15) with a fairly clear view of a portion of the sky right above me and also to the west.

    During a period of an hour and a half I saw six meteors and was very disappointed in this low count. This was between 8-10 p.m.

    Now that the event is over, I am reading that I should have been looking up in the early morning hours for the best viewing. I am curious what your experience was, and whether I was mostly looking at the wrong part of the night sky.

    Thanks for any light you can shed on this.

    • Alice says:

      All in all it was a small shower anyway, but you were looking West and up and a little early. You might have seen more looking North and up after midnight… but not much more. The ones you did see were probably Perseid meteors though. I saw about 6-10.

  • Ritvi soni says:

    Now that the event is over, I am reading that I should have been looking up in the early morning hours for the best viewing.

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