August 10, 2012 (East County) – The Perseid Meteor Showers will be peaking August 11 and 12 this year. The meteor shower occurs every August when the Earth passes through space debris left by Comet Swift-Tuttle. The meteors are bright and often leave trails of luminous gas. There are a number of events across East County to participate in and enjoy the show.
In Borrego Springs, the Borrego Springs Resort & Spa offering Rain of Fire: The 2012 Perseid Meteor Shower August 11/12. The Star Package with Hotel includes and indoor program, overnight outdoor telescope viewing with astronomer Dennis Mammana, dinner and deluxe accommodations for $89 per person, double occupancy or $125.30 per person, single occupancy. A Star Package without hotel is also available and includes all of the above except the deluxe accommodations. The price per person for this package is $52.70.
Call 760-767-5700 to book your package. The Resort is located at 1112 Tilting T Drive in Borrego Springs.
Sacred Rocks Reserve is another spot to enjoy the meteor shower. Located at 1331 Shasta Way in Boulevard, the campground offers a dark sky and a stargazing plateau. The cost is $5 or free with a stay in the campground.
The Sierra Club is offering a Perseid Metoer Shower Car Camp in Culp Valley off Hwy S22 near mile marker 9. Visit the Sierra Club here to get directions and planning information.