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The Perseids and an Evening on the Terrace

August 07, 2017

Don’t miss one of the brightest meteor showers of the year – join us for Starry Night @ Braden Ranch for primo views of the Perseids. Whitman College’s astronomy department chair Dr. Andrea Dobson will be in charge of an evening of viewing this year’s remnants of the Swift-Tuttle Comet. Dr. Dobson is also director of the Clise Planetarium, and received her Ph.D in Astronomy at New Mexico State University. Meteor watchers meet up at Walla Walla Community College on Saturday, August 12, from 7:30 p.m. until 12:00 a.m.

For the best in plein air dining, indulge yourself with an elegant dinner on the Marcus Whitman Hotel’s Sunset Terrace. ‘A Taste of Spring’ is the theme of our Summer Dining Series. Sunday, August 20th will mark the occasion of the third outdoor event in the series, with the final event scheduled for September 3rd. The dinner will feature seasonal ingredients from local farms and ranches, and is served with or without wine. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m. For reservations call (509) 524-5139.