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Astronomy Night


Map of North Carolina – Haw River State Park


Contact the park
 

336-342-6163

haw.river@ncparks.gov
 

Addresses
 

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
 

Hours
 

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

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  • 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

NOTE: Program will be cancelled in the case of cloudy skies/rainy weather. 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. A short 0.4-mile hike is required so please bring a flashlight (preferably with a red light) and follow signs from the parking lot to reach the observation site past the connector trail. 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. Eventbrite signup link: https://bit.ly/3lbI9Gg  

Date of Event: 
Saturday, July 23, 2022 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm

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

Hike Length and Difficulty: 
Easy, 0.7 miles out and back