#9. "RE: Offical 2011 Eastern Sierra/Owens Valley FAQ/Q&A" In response to In response to 0
According to here there will be meteor showers during the workshop: http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide "October 20 and 21, 2011 Orionids The rather large waning crescent moon obtrudes somewhat on this year’s Orionid meteor shower. Although the moon doesn’t rise till after midnight, the Orionids usually wait until the wee morning hours to pick up steam. Despite the moonlight, meteor enthusiasts may want to give the Orionids a try anyway. On a dark, moonless night, the Orionids exhibit a maximum of about 15 meteors per hour. These fast-moving meteors occasionally leave persistent trains and bright fireballs. If you trace these meteors backward, they seem to come from Orion’s Club, or north of Orion’s bright, ruddy star Betelgeuse. The Orionids have a broad and irregular peak that is difficult to predict. More meteors tend to fly after midnight, and the Orionids are typically at their best in the wee hours before dawn. The best viewing will probably be before dawn on October 21 or 22, though the waning crescent moon may somewhat tarnish this year’s Orionid display."