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Statewide Star Party: Fort Macon

Fort Macon at Fort Macon State Park
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Statewide Star Party: Fort Macon

Join us at Fort Macon State Park along with the Crystal Coast Star Gazers for the 2018 State Wide Star Party.  The event will start at 7:00 pm at the Beach Access Parking Lot about 1 mile before you get to the actual fort area.  There will be several telescopes set up with which to view the heavens, and several other astronomy related activities to participate in.  There will be one rain date for this event on April 21st in case of bad weather.

  • Fort Macon Astronomy  Crystal Coast Stargazers
Date of Event: 
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 7:00pm
Start Location: 
Beach Access Area (Bathhouse) Parking Lot

Fort Macon State Park

2303 East Fort Macon Road
Atlantic BeachNC 28512
Latitude: 34.697952
Longitude: -76.678340

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Fort Macon: 9am - 5:30pm daily.

Coastal Education and Visitor Center: 9am - 5pm daily.

Bookstore: 9am - 5pm Phone 252-247-3100

Bathhouse Area:
November - February:
8am - 5:30pm
March & October 8am - 7pm
April, May and September: 8am - 8pm
June - August: 8am - 9pm

Swimming Area:
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Fort Parking Area:
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April, May and September: 8am - 7pm
June - August: 8am - 8pm

Closed Christmas Day

Park Office
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