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Statewide Star Party in the Swamp

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Upcoming Events:

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 11:00am
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 8:30am
Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 11:00am

Statewide Star Party in the Swamp

Join us at the Dismal Swamp State Park for a Statewide Star Party event! The Swamp offers one of the darker places in the area to observe the stars. Pre-registration is required for this program--call the park office at 252-771-6593 to sign up.
Rain date Saturday, 21 April 2018, same place, same time. Event will be held indoors if the rain date is also rained out!

Date of Event: 
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Start Location: 
Visitor Center Parking Lot

Dismal Swamp State Park

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

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