The Night of Shooting Stars

During the night of 12 August 2014, we will be able to observe the maximum of the Perseids meteor shower. Our experience suggests that it is the most pleasant to observe the sky together with friends. Therefore, just like the last year, we invite you to the Discovery Park at the Copernicus Science Centre to participate in our joint observation of the sky.

In 2013, our invitation was accepted by over 3,500 people! This time it can be even more. Invite your family and friends! As in the previous years, the observations will be conducted by Karol Wójcicki, our populariser of astronomy and a presenter of the Heavens of Copernicus Planetarium. You will learn everything about the meteor shower and shooting stars, get to know how and where to look for them and see them yourselves!

Additionally:

  • Especially for you, we turn off the lights in Warsaw!
    Just like last year, in order to facilitate observations, we will turn off the entire illumination of the Copernicus Science Centre. For us, the Municipal Roads Authority in Warsaw will switch off the lights at the Świętokrzyski Bridge and other bridges in Warsaw. The lamps at the exit from the Wisłostrada tunnel will also be turned off.
  • Sail away with the meteors
    During the entire night, a special “spaceship” will cruise the Vistula River. The Warsaw shipping service (Żegluga Stołeczna) will take you for night cruises. From the upper deck, you will be able to admire the falling meteors. Information about tickets to the ship available at our Facebook profile »
  • Something to eat!
    At the event, you will be able to buy something delicious at one of the Foodtrucks at the car park in front of the Copernicus Science Centre. Everyone will find something for themselves there :)

Please bring your blankets, beach chairs and mosquito repellents.
Join us on 12 August from 9.00 p.m.. Make sure you’ve got a long wish list!

When?

12 August
from 9.00 p.m.

Where?

Discovery Park, area between Świętokrzyski Bridge and Copernicus Science Centre