Join us at Custer Observatory under some of the darkest skies on Long Island to celebrate the year's most spectacular meteor shower event. The Perseid meteor shower is the result of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle hitting the Earth's atmosphere as the comet passes through the inner solar system. The peak of this year's shower will occur in the morning hours of August 11th through August 12th when the maximum rate can reach up to 50 meteors an hour and will appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus. Starting in the mid to late evening, watch for the Perseid meteors to streak across the sky from late night until dawn. Accompanying this event will be an outdoor presentation by Chris Peters, “Music for Meteors” from his fully equipped van (weather permitting). Suggested Donation: $5 Non-Members, $3 Children, free for Members.