Perseid Watch - A Great Night Out Print

I'd just like to say thanks to everyone who made it last night, I'm sure you all enjoyed it as much as I did. Members started arriving at Killylane from 2030 onwards and shortly after this the bbq was fired up and we all took part in some serious munching.

As was expected, the weather wasn't great with total cloud coverage at times, however it did continuously break up to give us some nice large clear areas. As darkness fell, it wasn't long before the first meteor of the night was spotted, this was followed up by quite a lot of activity and the count started rising fast.
Unfortunately we got clouded over again, which caused a major lull, but within 30 minutes we were up and running again.

At 2330 it totally clouded over and at this point most of the members called it quits, the count having reached 22.

Myself, Stevie and Jonathan stayed to tidy up and while we where chatting the clouds departed once more leaving a large area clear, so we stayed on for a bit. We left at 0045 with a final count for the night of 35.

Even though the weather wasn't perfect, this was our first watch in three years and was a bigger success than was first anticipated.

Philip Matchett
NIAAS Webmaster

 

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