See the Perseids with Tenaya tour guides on August 12!
Up in the thinner air of the Sierra Nevada away from the light pollution of the city, the Perseid Meteor Shower puts on a show worth watching!
Every year from late July through much of August, our planet crosses the orbit of the Swift-Tuttle comet. Tiny bits of debris, mostly about the size of a grain of sand, left behind by the comet enter the atmosphere and burn up as meteors or shooting stars as they are often known. When the Perseids are at their peak, you can see as many as 90 meteors per hour. This show peaks each year between August 9 and August 14.
For this tour, you will board a bus at Tenaya Lodge and be taken to Glacier Point accompanied by an expert astronomer who will be your guide for the night. In the thin, clear air at 7,200 feet far from the lights of the city, you will have a great seat at the celestial show. At the end of the night, our drivers will return you to the hotel while you relax or sleep on the bus.
- Transportation to and from Glacier Point
- Astronomer guide
- Tote bag
- Tenaya Blanket
- Star map
- Beverages & snacks
Did you know?
Did you know that those bright streaks in the sky are caused by particles typically the size of a grain of sand (sometimes up to the size of a marble), traveling at 133,200mph (60 km/sec) relative to the earth, according to Space.com.
Also available as a package
If you don't have lodging yet, have a look at our Perseid Meteor Shower Package, including an evening with an astronomer on August 11 and the main event on August 12!