AboutJoin Dartmoor's Daughter and Dartmoor Skies to watch the Geminid meteor shower, one of the most spectacular of the year and peaking on this evening with up to 120 meteors per hour. Unlike most other showers, the Geminids are associated with an asteroid rather than a comet - the 3200 Phaethon asteroid takes about 1.4 years to orbit around the Sun. The shower owes its name to the constellation Gemini from where the meteors seem to emerge from in the sky. There will also be talks and telescopes set up to view other astronomical delights.
Dartmoor Skies is a charity that aims to inspire people about astronomy and science. 50% of the event profits go towards their funding and equipment -http://dartmoorskies.org/
£12 per adult. £5 under 16. Family discount 10% for 2 adults with 2 children.
Map & Directions
|Season (13 Dec 2017)|