FIRESTONE, Colo. – The Perseid meteor shower, named because it seems to originate in the constellation Perseus, has been observed by humans for over 2,000 years. Come witness the peak of this exciting celestial event at St. Vrain State Park!
Friday, Aug. 12 at 10 p.m. & Saturday, Aug. 13 at 10 p.m. Stargazing – Perseid Meteor Shower. The Perseid meteor shower occurs every year for about a month from the end of July through the middle of August. Witness the peak of up to 60 meteors per hour with the St. Vrain State Park naturalist. Also, learn other interesting facts about astronomy and the night sky. Meet at the amphitheater on South side of County Road 24 1/2.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife get everyone outdoors! Attracting more than 12 million visitors per year, Colorado’s 42 State Parks are a vital cornerstone of Colorado’s economy and quality of life. Colorado State Parks encompass 224,447 land and water acres, offering some of the best outdoor recreation destinations in the state. Colorado State Parks is a leader in providing opportunities for outdoor recreation, protecting the state’s favorite landscapes, teaching generations about nature and partnering with communities. Colorado State Parks also manage more than 4,300 campsites, and 63 cabins and yurts.
Source: Colorado State Parks