Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower August 10


Come Join the Fun at the Second Annual Star-B-Q Meteor Shower Watch Party

The Central Arkansas Astronomical Society (CAAS) is hosting a Perseid Meteor Show Watch at their dark sky observing site, the River Ridge Observatory on Wye Mountain.  Look back in time tens of thousands, even millions of years, through amateur telescopes. Count meteors as late as you can stay up.  . Yes, NASA even has smart phone apps for counting meteors! Click for app. Bring your binoculars or telescopes if you have them. Other activities include a guest lecture by Dr. Jeff Robertson, an astrophysicist at Arkansas Tech University, and a celestial scavenger hunt.

Bring your own picnic or join them for their Star-B-Q cookout.  The event begins at 5:30. Registration for the event is required. Email Directions to the Wye Mountain observatory will be provided by email upon completion of your registration.

CAAS Star-B-Q Meteor Watch Party
Saturday, August 10, 5;30 pm – until ?
River Ridge Observatory, Wye Mountain

The Star-B-Q cost: $7.50/adult; $6.00/child. All other activities during the evening are free, but donations to help offset costs for the observatory are always appreciated. A donation box will be available during the event. CAAS is a non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Star Party at Pinnacle Mountain State Park August 3

CAAS also has other star viewing events that are open to the public. Amateur astronomers will have their telescopes and other equipment on hand and are willing to share their knowledge with others. Come join them for their next event

CAAS Star Party
Saturday, August 3, 9-11 pm
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Click here for more Star Party details: CAAS Google Group Calendar

Find Out More about CAAS—Become an Amateur Astronomer—Or Just Have Fun Watching the Stars

Founded in 1970, the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society strives to connect the people of central Arkansas with the universe around them by promoting amateur astronomy activities for its members and by providing information and programs to the general public. Membership offers monthly programs, special outings, and the opportunity to share their astronomy hobby with others. No one is under qualified for membership. Experience levels range from novice sky watchers to skilled observers. You can contact them at or visit their website:

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