Great Bend, KS – The Kansas Wetlands Education Center (KWEC) will host its annual Perseid Meteor Shower Watch Party on August 11. The event will take place from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm at the KWEC, located 10 miles northeast of Great Bend at 592 NE K-156 Highway.
The Perseid Meteor Shower is one of the most popular meteor showers of the year, and it is expected to peak on August 11-12. During the peak, stargazers may be able to see up to 100 meteors per hour.
The KWEC will provide telescopes and other viewing equipment for guests to use. There will also be space-themed crafts, science experiments, and planetarium shows. In addition, s’mores, a time-honored summer tradition, will be roasted at the center’s fire pit.
The event is free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for comfortable sky-watching.
For more information, please visit the KWEC website or call 785-628-3200.
Here are some tips for enjoying the Perseid Meteor Shower:
- Find a dark location away from city lights.
- Lie on your back and look up at the sky.
- Be patient and wait for the meteors to appear.
- If you’re lucky, you might see a fireball!
The Perseid Meteor Shower is a great opportunity to see some amazing celestial sights. So gather your friends and family and head to the Kansas Wetlands Education Center on August 11 for a night of stargazing.