2012 Perseids Meteor Shower | Coyote Lake
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Coyote Lake / Harvey Bear Ranch County Park | 10840 Coyote Lake Road, Gilroy, CA
On early late Saturday night, August 11, 2012, from 11:59pm to about 2am, witness the Perseids, the most active meteor shower of the year, in a relatively dark, almost moon-free sky.
In years’ past, Park Ranger Chris Crockett has had two telescopes trained on other celestial objects in the sky and we expect the same for 2012, plus the ranger will be roving through the group providing information and answering question throughout the night
We’ll discover the history behind this annual event, answer any of your questions and 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
Cost: Free, even the vehicle fee is waved tonight
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 4 miles follow the white over brown signs for “Coyote Lake” The are two entrances to the park on Roop Road, use the second one. Drive one mile north to the Launch Area.
Please RSVP, if you can, to let the ranger know approximately how many people to expect. email@example.com;
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