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Astronomy Night

Map of North Carolina – Haw River State Park

Contact the park



The Summit Center
and park office

339 Conference Center Drive
Browns Summit, NC 27214

GPS: 36.2508, -79.7563


Iron Ore Belt access

6068 N. Church St.
Greensboro, NC 27455

GPS: 36.2374, -79.7855



  • Year-round:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Closed Christmas Day


  • November to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
  • March to May:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
  • June to August:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
  • September to October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
  • Closed Christmas Day




Astronomy Night

Join local astronomers with the Greensboro Astronomy Club as we observe the night skies over the Iron Ore Belt Access. Telescopes and viewing equipment will be set up on site but you may wish to bring your own binoculars or telescope, plus a chair or blanket for seating. Attendees may expect to see closer-than-typical views of the moon, planets, star clusters, and other celestial objects subject to change with time of year and local sky darkness.

Please dress for the weather and bring a flashlight (red light preferred to preserve night vision of attendees). There may be a short hike along a marked park trail (up to 0.40 miles) to the viewing site. Contact Ranger Purvis at if you have questions about this event.

***Skywatching sessions may be cancelled for cloudy or poor weather conditions, so please SIGN UP in advance on Eventbrite so you can be notified in the event of cancellation.***

Program equipment and instruction provided by members of the Greensboro Astronomy Club; learn more about their organization here: 

Date of Event: 
Saturday, April 9, 2022 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Start Location: 
Iron Ore Belt Access - 6068 North Church Street, Greensboro, NC

Hike Length and Difficulty: 
Easy, 0.8 miles