Quadrantids Meteor Shower Party
January 3rd & 4th, 2020
Panamint Valley, California
Join us for the peak of the Quadrantids Meteor Shower on the nights of January 3rd and 4th, 2020! This two night campout will feature up to 40 meteors per hour from the lively Quadrantids. The first quarter moon will leave dark skies after midnight which should make for a good show. The party will also feature:
Astronomy lectures from Professor Jessica Werk from the University of Washington
Nighttime photography tutorials and tips from professional photographer Chris Ewen Crosby
Night sky viewing through the huge Meade 14” LX850 telescope
Astrophotography tutorials using a DSLR and sky tracker with Samuel Kahn (IG: @alpineastro)
SHIFTPOD Lounge — check out SHIFTPODs and see why they’re so awesome
You bring your own car camping setup, food, water, lawn chairs, etc., and we’ll bring a central shade structure, porta-potties, and all the goodies mentioned above. Arrival time is anytime after noon on Friday, January 3rd, and check out time is 1 PM on Sunday, January 5th. This event is being held at our Death Valley Stargazing Camp, which is just west of the national park boundary near the ghost town of Ballarat, California. Click here for a map of the location.
Nighttime photography workshops with Chris Ewen Crosby included with admission!
There are several awesome places in the area to explore during the day as well, including the Trona Pinnacles, the ghost town of Ballarat, Death Valley itself, and countless canyons with old structures and mining ruins.
For questions, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text 760-387-3005.