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Perseid Meteor Shower Watch Party

August 10 - August 10

The Siskiyou Field Institute (SFI) in partnership with the Oregon Caves National Monument & Preserve is hosting a free and family friendly Perseid Meteor Shower watch party at their Selma campus.

An Oregon Caves Park Ranger will guide attendees through the beauty of the night sky during the peak of the shower from 9:30 to 11 p.m., but those attending are encouraged to show up by 9 p.m. to give their eyes time to adjust to the change in light and to get their camping chairs and blankets set up ahead of the programming.

Light snacks and warm drinks will be available for purchase during the event, and camping is allowed and encouraged but requires registration and payment before hand. SFI has space available in their yurts and canvas tents if you prefer to not to set up your own tent. All campers have access to the bath house and pavilion. To make a reservation, call 541-597-8530.

SFI’s unique visibility of the night sky and lack of light pollution makes it an ideal place to view this stellar phenomenon that encompasses a potential 110 meteors per hour striking the Earth’s atmosphere.

Contact Information

1241 Illinois River Road
Selma, OR. 97538
541-597-8530

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