Perseid Viewing at AMC Highland Center

Mid-August is the predicted peak for the Perseid meteor showers.

View the amazing spectacle with AMC’s Astronomy Guides, in partnership with Carthage Institute of Astronomy.

AMC Presents: Stories from the Stars

Enjoy Stories from the Stars with local storyteller Matt Krug, plus evening star gazing and Perseid Meteor Showers.

The programs are free and open to the public. Call to find out more or to be added to the monthly email list: (603) 466-2721 or

AMC Presents: Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing & Astronomy Lecture

Dr. Douglas Arion, Director of the Carthage Institute of Astronomy, will give a presentation on the intricate and fascinating connections between life on Earth and the history and phenomena of the Universe around us. Learn about the amazing sequence of events that led to the formation of the solar system and the Earth, and how we have come to understand what we are and why we are here. Following the presentation, weather permitting, there will be observing through telescopes. The Perseid Meteor Shower peaks on this day, and you’ll have a chance to see up to 80 meteors per hour.

Highland Happenings Featured Evening Programs are FREE and OPEN to the public. For more information, please call (603) 278-4453.