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Statewide Star Party

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Statewide Star Party

In honor of the North Carolina Science Festival, Dismal Swamp and Merchants Millpond State Parks are teaming up again this year to offer a Statewide Star Party! This family-friendly event centered around the theme "Star Light, Star Bright" will include astronomy-related activities and stargazing--the parks will provide the telescopes and local expertise to guide the viewing experience. Come enjoy some "Science in the Great Outdoors" in this fun after-hours program! In case of rain or poor viewing conditions, the Star Party will be held on Saturday, April 22, same time, same place.
*Please pre-register to help us plan! Call the Dismal Swamp State Park office at 252-771-6593 to sign up.*

Date of Event: 
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Start Location: 
Horseshoe Road Access

Dismal Swamp State Park

2294 US 17 North
South MillsNC 27976
Latitude: 36.505700
Longitude: -76.355100

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