Statewide Star Party: App State Dark Sky Observatory
- Earth & Space Sciences,
- Science & Society,
- Indoor Event,
- Outdoor Event,
ABOUT THIS EVENT
Join us for App State's Statewide Star Party event to celebrate the night sky at the Dark Sky Observatory! Come spend a delightful evening under the starry skies of the NC mountains! We will view the crescent Moon, Venus, Mars, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies, using the 32" telescope with an eyepiece. We also use an 11" telescope outside the main dome for additional opportunities to see objects at a different scale, and we will have several pairs of binoculars for a different view of our night sky.
If we are clouded out we will have a PowerPoint slide show, a facility tour, and Q&A.
The event is free but ticketed to assure that you will be able to get to the eyepiece. Details will be found on our event website. There will be two sessions, 8:30-10pm and 10:30 - midnight, to allow more visitors without a crowd.
NCSciFest's annual Statewide Star Party is made possible through the generous support of the NC Space Grant.