Shooting Stars in The Sky
Friday, August 15, Come Witness a Meteor Shower in the Sky over Lake Winnipesaukee!
After the sun sets on Winnipesaukee it gets dark on the lake. This makes it a great place to see shooting stars! The skies will come alive August 15th. This evening we are expecting the Perseids Meteor Shower, hosting a range of 60-80 meteors an hour. Don’t miss your opportunity to reserve the best seat in the house, Lake Winnipesaukee!
Partnering with the McAullife-Sheppard Discovery Center we have arranged for a special night with an educational twist:
Dinner will be served promptly upon boarding. The Discovery Center will be hosting a satellite exhibit in our steamboat lounge. This exhibit will enlighten our passengers on how shooting stars are formed as well as the difference between meteors, shooting stars, and perseids. They will also be bringing aboard several hands on meteor exhibits. These will be passed around and may be touched by our passengers. After a short 15-30 minute presentation, the Discovery Center will then bring people up to the third deck to give a physical lecture pointing out the differences in the meteors our passengers are seeing. This will be something new and different aboard the M/S Mount Washington.
In case of cloudy or rainy weather, you will not be bored. The Discovery Center will still be there to do show and tell. In addition there will be two entertainers on board playing dance music. Come dance the night away under the falling stars. Buffet dinner included.
The cruise leaves Weirs Beach at 7 PM and Meredith 7:30. (It is a 3 hour cruise)
Presented in partnership with the McAullife-Sheppard Discovery Center