Celebrate ‘International Observe the Moon Night’ at Elk Knob State Park Saturday Night

Published Friday, September 18, 2015 at 3:30 pm


Tomorrow is “International Observe the Moon Night,” and Elk Knob State Park is hosting a related program tomorrow evening, Saturday, Sept. 19, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Visitors are welcome to come and participate in astronomy related activities and view the moon and the stars beyond through telescopes at the park.

InOMN logo-transparent“Tomorrow night is a great time for people to observe and appreciate the moon,” said park ranger Kelly Safely. “The moon is going to be in its quarter phases so it’ll be very clear and visible for us to observe. We’ll also have a few small activities to teach people about the moon and highlighting its many features. Tomorrow’s going to be a pretty clear night so we’ll be able to see a lot of things in the sky that evening. We’ll also point our telescopes at planets, constellations and other phenomena we manage to spot in the night sky.”

The observation will take place at Elk Knob in the field to the right of the gate just as you enter the park. This is a free event for the public. Dress appropriately as weather up at Elk Knob tends to be ten degree cooler than in the surrounding communities.

For more information, go to www.ncparks.gov/elk-knob-state-park or call 828-297-7261.



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