Obed Night Sky Program
Contact: Chance Melton, 423-346-6294
WARTBURG, Tennessee: The Obed Wild and Scenic River will host an interpretive program at the Lilly Overlook on Friday, September 6. The program will begin at the Lilly Overlook parking area at 9:00 p.m. EDT. From there the program will progress to the overlook for a short celestial hunt to kick off the event. The program will identify many constellations visible in the mid-August night sky while the effects that light pollution is having on night skies around the world will be discussed.
All ages are welcome to attend this free event, but children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program. Comfortable hiking shoes are recommended as well as a flashlight for this nighttime program.
No reservations are necessary for this free event. For more information regarding this event, please contact the Obed Wild and Scenic River at (423) 346-6294.
Did You Know?
Did you know that "Longhunters" - white men who hunted for animal skins and furs - came to the Obed region in the 18th century? The flintlock rifle was the preferred weapon of choice.