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Leonids Meteor Shower
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Join us at Jebel Jais on the evening of the 17th of November and the morning of the 18th to learn more about our night sky, observe different planets and objects through our telescopes, and possibly see the Leonids Meteor Shower!
The Leonid meteor shower is annually active in the month of November, and it usually peaks around November 17 or 18. The shower is called Leonids because its radiant, or the point in the sky where the meteors seem to emerge from, lies in the constellation Leo.
- 10:00 PM –Saturn Observation
- 10:30 PM –Event Introduction
- 10:45 PM –Talk: Leonids Meteor Shower
- 12:30 AM –Arabian Astronomy
- 12:45 AM –Sky Mapping Session (Stories about the Constellations)
- 01:00 AM –Q & A Session
- Telescope Observation all throughout the evening (Jupiter, Saturn, and deep sky objects)
- Phone photography of celestial objects through the telescopes
Expected participants are general public, approximately 100 – 200 attendees.