Marsh By Meteor

Join us for stargazing, counting comets, and learning all about astronomy during the Perseid Meteor Shower!

The Perseid Meteor Shower is known for its stunning fireballs and bright meteors. Many burn intensively with bright, persistent trails! Enjoy a memorable night on the boardwalk under a blanket of stars and watch the annual meteor shower erupt during this time of maximum meteor activity.

Learn the moon, planets, constellations, star clusters and nebula, and then count shooting stars racing across the Earth’s atmosphere at the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower!

Where: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
When: Friday, August 12, 2022 (Rain Date is Saturday, August 13, 2022) from 11:00pm- 2:00am. Participants can leave early if they would like.
How much: $55.00 per participant. 
Who: Ages 13+. Youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
What to bring: Please bring your portable chair and binoculars, and pick your spot on the boardwalk.

Pre-registration is required.

Please register using the PayPal link below. Please note that you do not need a PayPal account, you can simply "check out as guest". If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact 705-526-7809 or We ask for your phone number in case we need to contact you with updates to the workshop.

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About the Instructor:

This event will be hosted by Mak Soden. Mak is a respected birder from the Simcoe County/ Georgian Bay region. He is an avid naturalist and is fascinated by all forms of life in the sky, on the ground, and in the water. As the Wye Marsh Summer Camp Director, he has created an awesome program fuelling discovery and a deep love of the environment.  You can often find Mak on the boardwalk, wearing a pair of binoculars around his neck, taking in the beauty of the marsh. To learn more about the Perseid Meteor Shower and to prepare for this special event check out these resources.


THANK YOU our Dark Sky Friendly Neighbours for turning off your lights for the evening and allowing us to view the Meteor Shower in optimal darkness! 

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