Every year in mid-August, Ukrainians can watch the Perseid meteor shower. We will tell you when to observe the most intense meteor shower and.
- one of the most beautiful natural phenomena, which can sometimes be observed even with the naked eye. The peak of the Perseid meteor shower, which Ukrainians, like all the inhabitants of the Northern Hemisphere, are watching in the summer, falls this year for the period from August 9 to 13.
It is from 9 to 13 August that the greatest activity of the falling stars will be. According to the forecasts of the International Meteor Organization, up to 200 meteors per hour are expected.
Stargazing should be observed in the northeastern part of the sky, just south of the constellation Cassiopeia, but wherever you look, there will always be a chance to see a meteor flying in the sky.
To observe the most beautiful “view” of the year, it is better to go somewhere outside the city, away from the motorways and the bright lights of the metropolis, so astronomers recommend watching the stellar falling in the countryside.But if you leave the city there is no possibility, in Kiev there are many places where you can watch the stars and stargazing even with a telescope.
In there is a telescope designed specifically for observing meteor showers. Also there are guided tours in the evening and the Museum of Astronomy. You can sign up for a visit to the observatory by phone.
10.11 and 13 August 2018 at 20:30 in the museum will be guided tours. In August, it will also be possible to see double stars, star clusters, Jupiter and Saturn will be clearly visible.
Where is:Kiev, st. Observatory, 3B.
Excursion cost:adult - 24 UAH, children - 12 UAH
Telephone for recording on the tour:(044) 486-39-10 abo (098) 366-08-23 Anatoly Mikhailovich.
the country invites everyone to join the amateur astronomical observations, including the August meteor shower Perseid. The staff of the observatory will be glad to receive you by prior arrangement.
Where is:Kiev, st. Academician Zabolotny, 27.
Telephone for recording:(097) 236-28-80, Іrina Verluk.
Observation station "Foresters" Department of Astronomy and Space Physics KNU. T.Shevchenko or Kyiv cometary station, founded in 1957 in the village of Lesniki. The main task of the observatory is to observe meteor showers. If you decide to go there just to observe the peak of the meteor shower in the evening of August 12, first call the staff at (298) 9-68-53.
Where is:Kiev Svyatoshinsky district, with. Foresters
Observing the meteor shower at night can interfere with the light of the moon. However, the largest meteors of the Perseid stream, fireballs that entered the Earth’s atmosphere, can be seen even during the day. It is also noted that the next meteor shower of similar brightness will be already in 96 years. Therefore, do not miss the opportunity to watch the sky fireworks, at the same time making yourself a pleasant weekend at the cottage or in the village, or even without leaving the city limits.
On the roof of the residential complex "Aleksandrovsky", at an altitude of 100 m there is a viewing platform, where there is a bar with alcohol and coffee. At the bar, you can also take binoculars on the security of valuable things, except for a passport and money.
About the work of the observation deck can be clarified by the number:
The site is open from Monday to Friday from 12:00 to 22: 0, on weekends - until 23:00.
Where is: pr. Lobanovskogo, 4a, Kiev.
Price: 50 UAH.
Where else can you see Perseids in Kiev without special equipment?
Without special equipment, the Perseid 2018 Starfall in Kiev can be observed on several viewing platforms: