The museum of natural history, along with the amateur astronomers of Luxembourg, will organise a public viewing of the Perseids meteor shower on Saturday 12 August at 22:00.
Between 10 and 15 August, the Perseids is a teeming meteor shower associated with the comet Swift–Tuttle. The shooting stars are dust of a comet, which produces light streaks across the sky when it enters the Earth’s atmosphere.
The peak of the showers will be on 12 August. The meeting point for this public event is the chapel Saint-Donat between Beidweiler and Eschweiler/Junglinster, next to the water tower. The site is only accessible from Beidweiler.
Directions and further information can be found here.
If you want to see the meteor shower alone, Luxembourg-based astronomer Matt Dawson recommended finding a viewing spot around 5 to 6 kilometres away from Luxembourg City with an unobscured view of the sky.
He said: “Head north because in the south you have light from the motorways. Or go just behind Bridel and Kopstal. Find a meadow and sit back and watch.”