The Orionids is an average shower producing up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak.
It’s another product of comet Halley, and runs from October 2 to November 7. This year’s viewing will be favourable, with the First Quarter moon fully set as the radiant (the region from which the meteors appear to originate and the height of which is a good measure of how many to expect to see) gains altitude.
You will be joined by our expert staff on the viewing platform of the observatory where there will be telescopes and binoculars at hand. With access to the warm building, grab and go as well as toilet facilities, it will be a fun sociable night.