Leonid Meteor Shower Party

Meteor Shower Party

The Southern Utah Space Foundation is hosting a meteor shower party on Monday, November 17 at 9:30pm – 11:00pm at Three Peaks Recreation Area.

Meteor showers are best looked at with the naked eye, somewhere dark and away from town. We will have a bonfire (and some toasted marshmallows), so you’ll be able to find us, but we’ll be able to step away from the light and see the meteors much better than if we were in town.

Please dress warm. It’s very cold this time of year, and it will be very cold by this time of night.

How to get there:

Three Peaks Recreation Area is located approximately 10 miles west of Cedar City . From I-15 Center Exit #59, head west on Hwy. SR-56 for about three 3 miles to Lund Highway, head North for about five 5 miles to Midvalley RD (Three Peaks RD), turn West onto a good gravel road for about two miles to the Three Peaks parking lot.

If you don’t think you can find us:

If you are not familiar with the area, Leesa and Sterling will be at the Ashcroft Observatory just before heading out. If you would like to meet there instead, we are planning on leaving the observatory around 8:30pm. It is a much easier place to find if you are unfamiliar with the area.  Here are directions to the observatory:

(Click HERE for the Google Maps directions)

1. Head north on S 800 W toward W Center St.

2. Take the 3rd left onto W 200 N.

3. Continue onto UT-56 W/W 400 N.

4. Turn left onto N Westview Dr.

5. Follow that road and right before the road sharply curves to the right you will see a small dirt road directly in front of you with a sign that says “Ashcroft Observatory”.  It leads up a hill.  Go up the hill and you’re there.

If you have any questions please leave a comment on our Facebook page or email us at: leesa@susf.org

And if all else fails, please call Leesa at 435-327-0987.

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