Perseid Meteor Shower Watch at LBF&T 8/15/2020

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Saturday August 15

10:00 PM  –  1:00 AM

We are sorry. This program is SOLD OUT.

Preregistration required. Recommended for adults and children ages 8 and up with an adult.

Program participants meet at the white Creekside Barn at our Long Branch Farm & Trails location (6926 Gaynor Road Goshen, OH 45122). (Get Directions)

Every year, around this time, the sky comes alive with the Perseid meteor shower. Discover why Perseus has a meteor shower named after him! Bring a lawn chair, a snack, and your curiosity as we spread out (social distance) to watch for meteors.

Members $8; nonmembers $12 (includes daily admission).

Important note: As this program will be meeting outdoors to ensure social distancing, it will be run as a “fair weather program.” Extreme weather like severe storms will cancel this program. Nature Center staff will communicate the status of this program via email by 8 am on the morning of the event.


What’s the arrival window time? Please arrive between 10 and 11 pm.

Where are we meeting? Near the white Creekside Barn at Long Branch Farm and Trails.

What safety measures will be in place? The program takes place outside where participants and staff members will spread out at least 6 feet apart to watch the meteor shower. (Participants from the same group may gather chairs in a group of ten or less.) Everyone over the age of 10 will be required to bring and wear their own masks. 

What should I bring? Chair and/or blanket, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, and other comfort items. Bug spray is recommended. Please bring your own mask. Whether indoors or outdoors, masks are required at all Cincinnati Nature Center programs for all ages 10 and up. Masks are to be worn outside when one cannot consistently be spaced 6 feet apart. Masks are also required to be worn while inside all facilities (for example, Rowe Visitor Center, restroom, etc.).

Should I bring a flashlight? We will be providing dark skies, for the most part, away from city lights. It’s always good to have a flashlight when you’re out at night, but, to assure we have the best viewing of the sky, please keep all lights off.

Will there be experts on hand to answer questions? Yes, they will roam among attendees (social distancing, of course) to answer questions and point out items of astronomical interest.

What else will be going on during this program? Some star constellations will be pointed out using a laser pointer to anyone interested.

When is the best meteor viewing? This astronomical event is best seen after midnight through the early morning hours before dawn, but we’re wrapping this program up at 1 am. That's when the Earth is just at the right position to see the debris left over from Comet Swift-Tuttle. 


*Please note that cancellations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the event. No refunds or transfers of fees will occur if the request is made less than two weeks prior to the event. Programs continue, rain or shine.

Important Information For All Program Registrants:  Please retain an electronic copy of your order number or save/print off a copy of the email acknowledgement as a receipt.  You may be asked for your order number from your transaction to gain entry at the gate/to attend your program. 

Cincinnati Nature Center will run advertised programs and events ‚Äčin accordance with current guidelines outlined by the CDC and local health agencies. The status or format of programs may change based on COVID-19 best practices and conditions at the time of the program. In the event that Cincinnati Nature Center cancels a program, full refunds will be issued.