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Contact: Chance Hall, 423-346-6294
Contact: Matt Hudson, 423-346-6294
In celebration of the National Park Service's upcoming centennial in 2016, the Obed Wild and Scenic River presents an interpretive program on the wonders and importance of dark night skies on Saturday, March 14. The program will begin at the Lilly Overlook parking area at 7:00 p.m. (ET) and should conclude by 9:00 p.m. From there, the program will progress to the Overlook where a 10" Dobsonian/Newtonian telescope will be available for enhanced viewing of the night sky.
This program will touch on light pollution and the effects it is having one cosystems around the world. 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.
Please contact the park at (423) 346-6294 for further details and information.