Meteor Shower Observation & Stargazing

For members of the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam only

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020
Time: 7 pm–5.30 am (Meteor peak from midnight 12 am around 11-12-13 Aug)
Venue: Temburong

Fees: $25 for BBQ & entrance (open space, tea, dinner & camp) for PABD Members only
Optional: Additional $40 per person (check-in per night)
Activities: 100+ meteors per hour, planets observation/imaging, stargazing and informal meet-up + BBQ

Register: www.bruneiastronomy.org/join
Contact: Husaini +673 815 8392

Brilliant Geminid Meteor Shower Dazzles Brunei Sky

Bandar Seri Begawan – In the predawn hours of December 13, 2015, as the Earth began to sweep through a dense remains of debris from asteroid 3200 Phaethon, these falling space debris burned up in the atmosphere and caused bright flashes in the sky known as shooting stars or geminids meteor showers.

The Geminid shower got its name from the constellation of Gemini or the Twins. From Tutong, there were about 10 meteors in an hour visibled on that morning. The rate is expected to increase as the annual geminid meteor shower peaks tonight (13-14 December 2015). That is when more than 50 shooting stars might be visible every hour (depending on your location/sky). Geminids can be spotted starting between 10 pm and before sunrise, and expected to peak at around 2 am. Continue reading “Brilliant Geminid Meteor Shower Dazzles Brunei Sky”