At Primland, a new decade brings with it new opportunities—to escape from the everyday hustle, to step outside of our comfort zones, to create memories with the ones we love most. Here’s a glimpse at what 2020 has in store at Primland.
What will be your opportunity to get away this year?
Driven Pheasant Shoot
JANUARY 23, 2021The Primland European Style Driven Pheasant Shoot features six gun lines with three morning and three afternoon drives, each unique in nature and challenge.
5-Star Gazing Primland
Primland’s altitude and the clarity of our night skies combine to offer an extraordinary opportunity to study stars, planets, and other celestial objects. Our Observatory is equipped with a Celestron CGE Pro 1400 telescope, which provides glimpses into the heavens that you simply cannot see anywhere else. The Observatory is an incredible experience year-round, but below are a few star-studded events worth visiting for this year.
Geminids Meteor Shower and New Moon
DECEMBER 13-14, 2020The Geminids is the kind of the meteor showers. It is considered by many to be the best shower in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak. It peaks this year on the night of the 13th and morning of the 14th. The morning of the 15th could also be nearly as active this year. The nearly new moon will ensure dark skies for what should be an excellent show. Best viewing will be from a dark location like Primland after midnight.
Winter Solstice and Rare Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn
DECEMBER 21, 2020Celebrate the first day of winter at Primland will a rare planetary conjunction. This rare conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn is known as a “great conjunction,” the last of which occurred in the year 2000. The two bright planets will appear only 7 arcminutes of each other in the night sky. They will be so close that they will appear to make a bright double planet. Come to the Observatory just after sunset and look to the west for this impressive and rare planetary pair.
DECEMBER 30, 2020
Wrap up 2020 at Primland under the last full moon of the year. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Cold Moon and has also been known as the Moon Before Yule.