Shooting Stars at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center August 7
M/S Mount Washington Offers Shooting Stars Cruise During Meteor Shower

M/S Mount Washington Offers Shooting Stars Cruise During Meteor Shower

Perseid Meteor Shower

Weirs Beach, N.H. – See a shooting star and enjoy the view of the night sky above Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the Shooting Stars in the Sky Cruise on the M/S Mount Washington. During this special event on Friday, August 14, guests will have the chance to see the Perseids Meteor Shower, with 60 to 80 meteors expected per hour.

The M/S Mount Washington is partnering with the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center to offer a fun and educational experience. In the Steamboat Lounge, a satellite exhibit will highlight how shooting stars are formed. The exhibit will also explain the difference between meteors, shooting stars and perseids, and passengers will have the opportunity to touch different examples of meteors. 

On the third deck, a lecture will highlight the differences between the meteors guests can observe in the sky. Musical entertainment will also be offered throughout the cruise. In the event of cloudy or rainy weather, there will still be plenty of exhibits and activities aboard the ship.

The Shooting Stars in the Sky is a three hour cruise departing from Weirs Beach at 7 p.m. and Meredith at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $52 for adults, $20 for children 5-12 and children ages 4 and under are free.

Tickets for this special night include a buffet dinner served promptly upon boarding, followed by the educational offerings and entertainment. 

The official 2015 daily cruising season for the M/S Mount Washington, and her sister vessels, runs until October 18 offering daily cruises from its summer port of Weirs Beach and servicing the other ports of Alton Bay, Center Harbor, Meredith and Wolfeboro. Cruising times and options vary depending on the season with July and August having the most cruises available. Options include daily scenic, evening dinner dance and island mail delivery cruises. 

To learn more about the various vessels (Mount Washington, Doris E. & Sophie C.) and to view a more complete schedule with cruise times and ticket prices, visit www.cruisenh.com or call 603-366-5531.