Every year in mid-August the skies light up with a dazzling show. The Perseid Meteor Shower paints the night skies with quite a show.
Looking for one of the best spots to see this? The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe will be hosting a spectacular mountainside opportunity to see the meteor showers streak by. The night will be hosted by Tahoe Star Tours at the Ritz. Show time is Friday, August 14.
At its peak, the meteors will be hurtling through the skies at 60 or more per hour. Amazing doesn’t come close to describing this experience.
“The Perseid Meteor Shower provides an incredible show across the night sky, and with the dark skies in North Lake Tahoe, our viewing venue at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is ideal,” according to Tony Berendsen. He is the owner of Tahoe Star Tours and president of the Northern Nevada Science Coalition.
You will be viewing the meteor shower through Tahoe Star Tours Celestron telescopes. While you can see the whole thing just by looking up, these telescopes will bring an extraordinary extra dimension to you. The Ritz Carlton doesn’t stop there though.
Included in your evening is Accent, a Reno-based chamber music ensemble comprised of highly trained local artists. Just imagine the thrill of the meteors, accompanied by this group, along with cheese and dessert stations, wine and champagne, and the personalized service of the Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton. Really, is there another way to watch this?
To keep things in perspective, attendance is limited to 35 people. The Ritz Carlton experience runs from 8:15 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. tickets are $100 per person, tax included. Purchase you tickets online in advance through Eventbrite.
The Ritz will offer additional Tahoe Star Tours on Friday evenings through September 4. Additional events are on Thursday and Saturday evenings through September 4, 2015 from 8:15 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Dark Skies Cosmoarium at Northstar California Resort in Truckee, California.
The Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe recommends that you book reservations in advance for all Tahoe Star Tours events. These tours are offered weather and conditions permitting.