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

    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Astronomy Program at Big South Fork Saturday, June 29, 2013

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Date: June 19, 2013
Contact: Sherry Fritschi, 423-286-7275
Contact: Effie Houston, 423-569-9778

sky gazing

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 Saturday, June 29, 2013, for an evening star-gazing program.

On Saturday night at 9:30 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time), Paul Lewis will describe which objects to look for in the night sky of June.  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 this program.

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...