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Chincoteague NWR Offers All Night Viewing of Perseid Meteor Shower on Aug. 12

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ASSATEAGUE ISLAND, Va.- Acting Refuge Manager Suzanne Baird has announced that Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge will remain open all night from Tuesday evening, Aug. 12 until dawn on Wednesday morning, Aug. 13, allowing visitors to enjoy an evening of stargazing and night sky watching without the interference of artificial light.

Visitors wishing to participate must arrive on the refuge before the entrance gate closes at 10 p.m. Those not wanting to stay all night may leave at any time. Anyone leaving after 10 p.m. will not be permitted to re-enter until 5 a.m. the following morning.

Public access to trails and other visitor facilities will be prohibited after 10 p.m. Only beach access and parking will remain open. All campfires will be prohibited after 10 p.m. to enhance nighttime viewing opportunities.

There is no need to wait until Aug. 12, though. According to numerous sources, you may start to see activity from the Perseid meteor shower as early as this weekend.

For more information about the Perseid meteor shower observation at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, call (757) 336-6122.

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