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From a very early age, President Jimmy Carter held an appreciation for the natural world that surrounded him on his father's 360-acre farm. Growing up without electricity, President Carter would have witnessed many wonderful and crystal clear views of the night sky. To celebrate National Park Week as well as participate in the National Park Service's Centennial "Find Your Park" campaign, we are excited to host our first ever astronomy event at the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm.
Come join park staff, Georgia Southwestern State University's Dr. Samuel Peavy and Dr. Svilen Kostov, as well as fellow stargazing enthusiasts as we explore the wonders of the night sky. The event will be held at the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm on Saturday, April 25 from 8pm until 10pm. Although there will be a few telescopes and high powered binoculars available for public use, it is encouraged that attendees who have their own equipment bring it along for their own personal use. Guests are also encouraged to bring water, a flashlight, as well as a blanket, towel , or lawn chair.
This event is free and open to the public. There will even be an opportunity for children to complete a special night-time Junior Ranger program. We hope to see you all there.