The community observatory hosts a free Perseids party with meteor shower from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. on Saturday, the 11th of August.
The family-friendly event features Solar Suck Solar Observations, Powerhouse Science Museum activities, Aerojet Rocketdyne displays, interactive experiments with California State University, Sacramento Physics Club members, CSUS Hyperloop displays, and a children's center with crafts and crafts  Featured Guest Speaker, Jim Hansen, Rocketdyne Mechanical Designer / Aerojet Engineer, will discuss his work on various projects such as the Orion Project, DART and others 7 pm
Guests should bring a blanket under the stars and follow the Perseid meteor shower watch the activities of the day. The Perseid Meteor Shower is known for its fast and bright meteors. Every year in August, the Perseids appear as the earth travels through the debris fields of the ancient comet Swift-Tuttle, orbiting the sun every 1
The Community Observatory is located on the 6699 Campus Drive in Placerville. Cameron Park Rotary Club, Folsom Lake College and EDCOE partner El Dorado to host these events. Bad weather may force the event to be canceled, so visit communityobservatory.com on the day of the event to confirm.