2013 Perseids Meteor Shower Watching Party | Coyote Lake
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Coyote Lake / Harvey Bear Ranch County Park | 10840 Coyote Lake Road, Gilroy, CA
Join Park Ranger Chris Crockett from 2-6 am on August 13, 2013 to witness the Perseids, the most active meteor shower of the year, in a relatively dark, almost moon-free sky.
Free event, but there is a $6 park entrance fee, and an RSVP is appreciated to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ranger Crockett will have two telescopes and will be answering questions about Perseid Meteor lore. Discover the history behind this annual event, learn about other celestial bodies in the sky and tips to help you discover the night skies at other times throughout the year.
Coyote Lake, offers the darkest night skies in the South Bay Area. The viewing location will be the Launch Area Parking Lot approximately 1 mile north of the Ranger Station
Directions: To reach the Coyote Lake entrance to Coyote Lake – Harvey Bear Ranch County Park from Highway 101 at the Leavsley Rd exit, head east on Leavsley out of town. After two miles, turn left on New Avenue. After a mile, turn right on Roop Road. Head east on Roop Road for 4 miles and follow the white over brown signs for “Coyote Lake.” There are two entrances to the park on Roop Road; use the second one. Drive one mile north to the Launch Area.
Dress warm, bring blankets, lounge chairs, binoculars, warm drinks, and snacks.