Date: Friday, October 18th (Saturday, October 19th weather back up date)
Location: Grassland Mountain Observatory, Marshall, NC
Cost: This event is free for SAHC members $10 for non-members
Join Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and Grassland Observatory for a night under a sea of stars. By protecting land from development, SAHC is lessening light pollution and helping to restore the night sky! In Madison County SAHC has helped protect over 3,500 acres of land, contributing to the great dark skies that are possible at the Grassland Mountain Observatory.
Bring a picnic dinner to the observatory and enjoy a sunset and panoramic views from the Great Smokies to the Black Mountains as you dine. The night sky will be putting 6 planets (all but Mars), the Milky Way, star clusters, and even the Andromeda Galaxy on display with Astronomer Bernie Arghiere navigating us through the stars! After dark, we will use the observatory’s 16-inch robotic telescope to get a closer look at these celestial bodies. Come on out and take a deep dive into the great sea that is the universe.
You will receive additional information about carpooling, preparations, etc. from the outing coordinator via email.
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