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Perseids Shower Night Sky Event

Attention

Please note: This year's viewing is likely to be impaired by a full moon that will rise on August 11th. The bright light from the moon will light up the sky, making it more difficult to see the shower.

Friday, August 12, 2022 to Friday, August 12, 2022
8:00pm to 11:59pm Add to Calendar

Mt. Crescent Ski Area
17026 Snowhill Ln
Honey Creek, IA 51542

Ages
All Ages

Cost
$5 per vehicle; Cash only

Take in the beauty of the annual Perseid Meteor Shower and explore the wonders to be found in the night sky at Pottawattamie County's newly acquired Mt. Crescent Ski Area! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, binoculars, and telescopes to view nature's fireworks. The Omaha Astronomical Society will also be present with telescopes to get a close-up look at the full moon and other celestial bodies.

Please note: This year's viewing is likely to be impaired by a full moon that will rise on August 11th. The bright light from the moon will light up the sky, making it more difficult to see the shower.

This event is $5 per vehicle, cash only (checks made out to Pottawattamie Conservation will also be accepted). Please note that parking is limited.

Some rules and considerations:

  • Vehicles will be permitted into the park starting at 8:00 p.m.
  • Vehicles will be permitted into the park, spaces permitting, until 10:00 p.m.
  • Vehicles must exit the park by 12:00 a.m.
  • Restrooms will be available on the lower level of the lodge. The rest of the lodge will be closed to the public.
  • Visitors are free to lay out blankets and chairs and enjoy the show from the ski hill.
  • Consider using red light flashlights as they are non-glaring and make nighttime viewing easier for you and those around you. 
  • Please pay attention to your surroundings as you navigate the steep and hilly Loess Hills after dark.

For additional information please call 712-328-5835.

Please note that this event is extremely dependent on the weather & cloud cover. Any cancellations or changes to the event will be posted to the Pottawattamie Conservation website & the Hitchcock Nature Center Facebook page. We highly recommend checking either of these locations for any event updates prior to heading out for the event. Thank you!

2022 programming is sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation.

The Pottawattamie Conservation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status in its employment, programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Human Resource Director 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.

Map to Perseids Shower Night Sky Event

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