Astronomy Program at Big South Fork, August 10, 2013
Contact: Sherry Fritschi, 423-286-7275
Contact: Dave Carney, 423-569-9778
Paul Lewis from the University of Tennessee and the Big South Fork astronomy volunteers will be at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area on August 10 for an evening star-gazing program.
On Saturday night at 9:30 p.m. (Eastern Time), Paul Lewis will describe which objects to look for in the night sky of August. This program will be held in the parking lot across from the Bandy Creek Visitor Center. Telescopes will be available for night sky observation after the presentation. 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 and night sky observation with the telescopes will be cancelled.For directions or additional information, please call the Bandy Creek Visitor Center at (423) 286-7275.
Did You Know?
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...