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Leonid Meteor Shower at Wynyard
Leonids (SPL)
The Leonids come from the tail of Comet Tempel Tuttle

The Leonid meteor shower is one of the brightest meteor showers of the year.

It will take place on Tuesday 17 November, and with a nearly New Moon this year's event should be one of the best... if weather permits.

The Wynyard Woodland Park Planetarium and Observatory is opening for a free public viewing of the shower from 8pm.

The event will run until 6am on Wednesday 18 November, and will offer people the chance to watch through a host of telescopes.

Councillor Mary Womphrey, Stockton Borough Council's Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, said:

"Meteor showers are an amazing sight and this public viewing event is a great chance to see this annual event and learn some interesting facts at the same time."

The event will run through the night, until Wednesday morning, so anyone wanting to take part should dress warmly.

The planetarium will be open, but those wishing to view from outside, are invited to bring your own deckchair.




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