Astronomy Summer Series - Perseid Meteor Shower

Event date: 

Sat Aug 11, 2018 07:30 am to 10:00 am MDT

Location of event: 

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
8231 Beach Rd
23336 Chincoteague Island , VA
United States
Virginia US

Discover the night sky from Assateague Island! The event will begin with auditorium presentations followed by stargazing with telescopes.

Times & Locations:

Astronomy 101 Presentation

7:30, 8:00 and 8:30 p.m.

Herbert H. Bateman Educational Center Auditorium (limited space available; first come, first serve; rain or shine)

Night Sky Observations through telescopes (subject to cancelation due to inclement weather)

8:30 - 9:45 p.m.

North End of Parking Lot #1

The series is free and open to the public, however park entrance fees still apply. For entrance fee information visit:

Optional items to bring: binoculars, a red light, and insect repellant

There series is a collaboration between Assateague Island National Seashore, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation and the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center.