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    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Astronomy Program at Bandy Creek on Saturday, August 30

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Date: August 29, 2014
Contact: Bill Herman, 423-286-7275
Contact: Dave Carney, 423-569-9778

sky gazing

Paul Lewis from the University of Tennessee will be at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area on Saturday, August 30, for our always popular dark skies astronomy program.

Saturday night at dark, 9:30 p.m. (ET), Paul Lewis will describe which objects to look for in the night sky. The program will be held in the parking lot across from the Bandy Creek Visitor Center. Telescopes will be available for night sky observation when darkness descends upon the Cumberland Plateau. You may want to bring a blanket or chair for comfortable seating. There is no charge to attend these programs.

In the event of rain or inclement weather, the evening program will be moved indoors to the Interpretation and Education building next to the Bandy Creek Visitor Center. For directions or additional information, please call the Bandy Creek Visitor Center at (423) 286-7275.

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