August 12: Star Party – Perseid Meteor Shower
The annual Perseid meteor shower, one of the year’s finest. Plus great views of the heart of our Milky Way galaxy, and the ringed planet Saturn. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit back and watch for meteors while not looking through the telescope. We may also be able to get good views of Neptune. Back-up date August 13th. $6 for members, $9 for nonmembers.
Pre-registration for this event will close at 12pm on Friday, August 11th; however, you are welcome to come to Baltimore Woods and pay our educator, Bob Piekiel, when you arrive. We can accept cash or check at the time of the program, no credit cards.
August 19: Bats! 6:30-8:30pm
Misunderstood by many, repulsive to some, and feared by others, come spend an evening, indoors and out, as we find out why bats are truly beneficial creatures, with undeserved reputations. Meet at the lower parking lot. Recommended for ages 8 and up. $6 for members; $9 for nonmembers.
August 20: 5K Trail Run and 1K Fun Run
This challenging cross-country style race will take you over hills and valleys, along streams and ponds, and back through the meadow toward the finish line. With families in mind, we’ll start off the morning with a 1K fun run for children 10 and under at 8:45am. 5K race starts at 9am for ages 11 and up. Hikers and walkers welcome to fall in behind the runners. Proceeds to benefit Baltimore Woods. Click here for more details.
August 26: Solar Party with Bob Piekiel 1-3pm
Solar observing! Using specially-filtered telescopes, come and see our nearest star as you’ve never seen it before. View sunspots, solar flares, and magnetic fields on the sun’s surface. Back-up date August 27th. $6 for members, $9 for nonmembers.