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Perseid Meteor Shower to be Watched in Erciyes

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Sky enthusiasts will meet in Erciyes for the most impressive event of the year, the Perseid meteor shower. The event, which will be held at Hacılar Kapı at an altitude of 2 meters, will offer an unforgettable visual feast.

Erciyes, which has become the center of sports and social activities, continues to host different events every week.

Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality Erciyes A.Ş. The meteor observation festival, which is traditionally organized every year by the Science and Technology Center, will be held on Friday, August 12 this year.

The event, which will take place at Erciyes Ski Center Hacılar Kapı, the highest point of Kayseri, at 2 meters away from light pollution, will bring together enthusiasts who want to explore the sky.

The most striking of the meteor showers or meteor showers, known as 'starfall' among the people, will reach the most intense period on the night that connects August 12 to August 13. It is estimated that the speed of meteorites entering the world will reach 100 kilometers per second during the night, which is expected to see up to 66 meteors per hour by scientists.

This visual feast, which will also be watched from Erciyes, will provide an unforgettable experience to the participants. In addition, expert astronomers will provide sky enthusiasts with information about the planet and constellation, and will have the opportunity to observe more closely with telescopes. In addition to these, photographers from all over Turkey will immortalize this magnificent celestial event in Erciyes with astro-photo techniques.

Making a statement on the subject, Kayseri Erciyes A.Ş. Direction. Exchange rate. President Dr. Murat Cahid Cıngı said, “Astronomy is a science that people have been curious about and strive to learn for ages. As every year, we will also undertake a beautiful activity this year, both in order for our people to experience the magnificent event at a high altitude point away from light pollution, and to increase the interest of our children especially in such natural events. In the past years, we have seen that Erciyes Hacılar Kapı is the best place to observe this celestial event in Turkey; It is also the most ideal place for astro photography, which we have given importance to in recent years. The Science Center of our Metropolitan Municipality will also contribute to our guests with its scientific studies with its technical and knowledge equipment. Therefore, we invite our citizens from all over Turkey to watch Perseid, which appeals to both the eyes, the soul and the brain," he said.

  • History : Friday, August 12, 2022
  • Hour : 21.00
  • Location : Erciyes Ski Center – Hacilar Kapi