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Astronomy For Everyone

Late afternoon at Lake James State Park
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Upcoming Events:

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 9:45am
Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 5:00pm
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 9:00am

Astronomy For Everyone

Lake James State Park Superintendent Nora Coffey will be co-hosting with the Catawba Valley Astronomy Club for a night of star gazing. Learn some basic star gazing tips and take home your own star chart. There will be telescopes and binoculars set up for viewing the night sky, but feel free to bring your own if you have them. Folding chairs are also recommended.  We will meet in the East Picnic Shelter at the Paddy’s Creek Area at 5 p.m. to start things off before migrating to the upper parking lot. Register by calling the park office at 828-584-7728.

Date of Event: 
Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Start Location: 
East Picnic Shelter

7321 N.C. 126
Nebo, NC 28761



Map of North Carolina

GPS: 35.750378, -81.892075


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November: 7am - 8pm

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