Town Creek Under the Stars

Town Creek Under the Stars, March 17, 7 to 10pm

Event Description

Join us for an evening beneath one of the last great dark sky sites in the North Carolina piedmont! The evening begins at 7pm in the auditorium with “What’s Up?!,” a 15-minute Stellarium-based introduction to, and lecture on, what’s visible this evening. The program includes a guided tour of the night sky, constellation descriptions and mythologies, and discussions of other astronomical sights you’ll see as part of Town Creek Under the Stars. Then, at 7:30 in the village, Site telescopes will be available, or bring your own to observe the Orion Nebula, and constellations including Orion, Canis Major, and Taurus. Participants should dress for the weather and may wish to bring a red light to help them see in the darkness. Chairs and blankets welcome! Free, though registration is required. Registration for this, and other Town Creek events, can be found at https://goo.gl/qtmPth

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