Astronomy Program at Bandy Creek on Saturday, June 28
Contact: Bill Herman, 423-286-7275
Contact: Dave Carney, 423-569-9778
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?
In the 1960's Congress requested the Army Corps of Engineers to study the feasibility of damming the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River just above the Devils Jump Rapid to create another reservoir. Had that happened Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area would never have existed.