The Geminids is the king of the meteor showers. It is considered by many to be the best shower in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by an asteroid known as 3200 Phaethon, which was discovered in 1982. The shower runs annually from December 7-17. It peaks this year on the night of the 13th and morning of the 14th. The morning of the 15th could also be nearly as active this year. The nearly new moon will ensure dark skies for what should be an excellent show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Gemini, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
Event Date - 13th of December 2020
Booking window dates – 25th November – 09th December
6:00 PM - Arrival at the Mleiha Archaeological Museum
6:30 PM - Arrival at the campsite in their own cars
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Observation of Planets(Jupiter, Saturn, Mars) through telescopes.
8:00 PM to 8:30 PM - PPT Presentation on Geminids and introduction to astronomy.
8:30 PM - Refreshments and start of Meteor observation, Q&A throughout the event.
9:00 PM - Quiz
1:00 AM - End of the event
Guests are expected to arrive in their own vehicles and are expected to follow all COVID-19 regulations.