The Perseid meteor shower is one of the most prominent meteor showers of the year. This meteor shower arises when earth passes through the leftovers of the Comet Swift-Turtle. It is called the Perseid meteor shower as it appears to come from Perseus, one of the constellations in the night sky. Since the shower will seem to originate and radiate from Perseus, clearer streaks from the meteor shower will be visible when looking slightly away from it.
The area in the sky where the perseid meteor shower originates from
The meteor shower will be up in the night sky until 24th August. It will become less prominent after 14th August so do check it out when the skies are clear! Ensure you face north-east for the best possible view of the shower, preferably just after midnight to just before dawn.
Talks and Events
1. Science Centre Observatory and Digital Planetarium
The Science Centre Observatory has been open since 2006 to the public. It is the most well known public observatory in Singapore, located in the Science Centre. Due to the COVID-19 safety measures, participants need to book for a valid ticket to be allowed during the stargazing sessions. There are limited slots for each date so book as soon as possible!