Earth will pass through a stream of debris from Halley’s Comet beginning Oct. 15, which will give us the benefit of the annual Orionids meteor shower—though you probably won’t see much until a bit later. Orionids meteor shower should be at its peak the night of October 20. Enjoy it with some of these local events taking place. (I leave you with a star trail photo I recently shot outside of West Chester).
Night Out at Hoopes Park in West Chester
The Chester County Astronomical Society will be celebrating National Astronomy Day at Hoopes Park in West Chester on October 20. This free public event starts at sunset.
Star Party at Marsh Creek
The Chesmont Astronomical Society will be holding at Star Party from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on October 20. The event will take place at Marsh Creek in the lower parking lot.
Delaware Valley Star Party
The Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers will be hosting a star party at Valley Forge National Historic Park on October 20. The event takes place from sunset to 11 p.m. Click here for more details and directions.