View the Perseids meteor shower from Beech Hill
Rockport — Coastal Mountains Land Trust invites stargazers of all ages to view the Perseids meteor shower from its Beech Hill Preserve on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Though the early morning hours may be best for sighting the most meteors, the sky just after dusk promises the more impressive spectacle of long streaking meteors.
Tom Hoffelder, a retired aeronautical engineer and avid amateur astronomer for 38 years, will be on hand to educate visitors about the Perseids and share deep star clusters with his large telescope. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to lay back and watch the show, as well as a flashlight to help navigate the three-quarter-mile walk up and down the hill. Viewing will take place next to Beech Nut, the historic stone hut at the preserve’s summit, and the land trust asks that visitors park in the Beech Hill Road parking lot.
Coastal Mountains Land Trust has been working for more than 25 years to permanently conserve land to benefit the natural and human communities of western Penobscot Bay. For more information or directions to the Beech Hill Preserve, call 236-7091 or visit coastalmountains.org.
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