Friday, April 5, 2013

Lyrid Meteor Shower

Come Join Me at the Stone Barn and Capture the Lyrid Meteor Shower with Your Camera!
The reason for such an early morning time is because of the the big and bright waxing gibbous moon will be interfering with the Lyrid display until the hours before dawn.
 image by Till Credner, AltheSky.com

Sponsored by Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Mon, Apr 22, 2013 3:15 am - 5:30 am Location: Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, Stone Barn, Dartmouth MA
Instructor: Myer Bornstein - Photographer &Naturalist
Audience: Adult
Fee: Adults $10.00m/ $12.00nm
April brings the Lyrid Meteor Shower our way and there's no better sky to photograph it in than the pristine and panoramic night views our Stone Barn offers.

Known as "April's Shooting Stars" - the Lyrids tend to be bright and often leave trails, You can expect to view 10-20 meteors per hour at peak viewing times. The Lyrids are also known for uncommon surges that can bring the rate per hour up to an astounding 100!

Nap beforehand - peak photography will occur between moon set and dawn, from approximately 3:45am-5:30am. Try to be there by 3:15-3:30am so that your eyes can adjust to the dark and you can have your setup complete.

Snacks and drinks will be provided and onsite post processing can be completed for you.

An detailed email will be sent to registrants with information on what to bring.
Registration is required.
Register online or call 508-636-2437 to register by phone.
Register by mail: program registration form (PDF 66K)

For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.
For more information, contact:
Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary
1280 Horseneck Road
Westport, MA 02790
allenspond@massaudubon.org