• Glowing sunset view from overlook - Photo by Jason Barnett Photography

    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Astronomy Program at Bandy Creek on Saturday, June 28

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Date: June 17, 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, June 28, for a dark skies astronomy program.

On Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. (ET), Paul Lewis will describe which objects to look for in the nightsky. 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 bringa 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.

Did You Know?

Black bear now live in and around Big South Fork.

In the mid-1990's black bear were released in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area to study relocation techniques and to determine whether adequate habitat existed in the area. There are now an estimated 40 - 50 bear living in and around the park. More...