Perseid Meteor Shower Star Party
A Benefit for the Mojave Desert Land Trust
August 13, 2010 at the Integratron, Landers, CA
Tickets are selling quickly for the Friday, August 13th event, and space is limited. Overnight camping spots at the Integratron are still available. The event runs from 8:00 pm to midnight, benefits the Mojave Desert Land Trust, and includes live music, deep space telescope projections, the Integratron Sound Bath and a dessert and coffee bar. Participants can win prizes in a raffle offering vacation rental and Las Vegas resort stays.
The Perseids are considered by many to be the best meteor shower of the year, sometimes peaking at 50 per hour. Attendees can expect a great night for meteor-watching, but the star show will not be confined to the sky. The Southern California Desert Video Astronomers will donate their time and equipment to project spectacular live images from deep space onto the side of the Integratron building, using powerful telescopes and a state-of-the-art projection system.
An interpretive ranger from Joshua Tree National Park will give a presentation about the desert’s famous night skies, Clive Wright will perform beautiful ambient live music, and participants can win fantastic vacation prizes at the event’s raffle. Area lodgings which have generously donated prizes include: Hi Desert Motel, Joshua Tree Elvis Room, Moonlight Mesa Retreats, Rattler Ranch, Spin and Margie’s Desert Hideaway and 29 Palms Inn. Two Las Vegas resorts have also donated prize stays: El Cortez Hotel and Casino, and South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa.
Tickets are $45 per person for Land Trust members, and $50 for non-members (includes a Land Trust membership). Kids 12 and under are free. Overnight camping is an additional $30 per person and includes a continental breakfast. Bring comfy chairs or blankets for star-gazing, water bottles (water is available for refills on site), and camping gear if you’re planning to camp. THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT EVERY YEAR. Space is limited and pre-registration is REQUIRED. Reserve your spot(s) early by purchasing tickets at www.mojavedesertlandtrust.org,
What: Perseid Meteor Shower Star Party – Benefit for Mojave Desert Land Trust
When: Friday, August 13, 2010. Time: 8:00pm to midnight (optional overnight camping)
Where: The Integratron, 2477 Belfield Blvd., Landers, CA 92285 (Directions at www.integratron.com)
Price: $45/person (kids 12 & under FREE) for Members. $50 non-members. Camping $30/person including breakfast
Bring: Chairs, blankets, travel mug (for coffee/tea), water bottle and camping gear if staying overnight
Pre-registration is required and space is limited.
For more info, please visit us on the web at:
(click on the Perseid Meteor Shower)