The meteors are very easy to observe – just lie on a blanket, a deckchair or simply on the grass and look up to the sky, trying to watch as broad area as possible. You should be able to spot the first meteors after just a couple minutes, as long as the sky is cloudless. This time we will also be prepared for inclement weather conditions, and we can promise that everybody will be able to see at least one shooting star, thanks to a live transmission of the view of the sky from a friendly observatory. We will also place telescopes around the area, so you can try and spot distant planets and other objects visible in the sky. We want to turn this event into a kind of celebration of stars and space, so in addition to rocks spectacularly burning up in the atmosphere, we will also show the rocks that managed to get to Earth. Everybody will have an opportunity to hold a fallen star.
In order to ensure the best possible conditions for observations, we will traditionally turn off the entire illumination of the Copernicus Science Centre, the Heavens of Copernicus planetarium and the park’s lighting. The Municipal Road Authority will switch off the lights on Świętokrzyski, Śląsko-Dąbrowski and Poniatowskiego Bridges. The lights in Kahl Square, in the glass exits from the Wisłostrada Tunnel, and some lamps illuminating the exit from the Copernicus Science Centre Metro Station will be also switched off. PGE Narodowy will also turn off the illumination of the national stadium for this night. Even our neighbours – the Museum of Modern Art and Innogy – will turn off their lights.
12.08, 9:00 p.m.
park by the Copernicus Science Centre