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Meteor gazing at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee

Photograph of the  Perseid meteor shower copyright Wikimedia Commons
The annual display of Perseid meteors will peak during daylight on 12 August.

Keen astronomers from Dundee Astronomical Society (DAS) will gather at their observatory at the Living Field Garden in the ground of the James Hutton Institute this weekend hoping to see the annual display of Perseid meteors.

The annual display of Perseid meteors happens between 23 July and 20 August. The meteor shower starts very quietly but will increase to a maximum around 10am on 12 August. Since this year the maximum falls in daylight hours DAS members will gather on 11 August, the evening before the peak, in an effort to view the meteor shower.

Anyone interested can find full details on the DAS website. There will be no meteor watch if the weather conditions are poor.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.