Special Event

The Night Sky program with Lowcountry Stargazers

Fee: Free.

Location: LAT/LONG: 32.758820, -79.857690


Fort Moutrie, 1214 Middle Street Sullivan's Island, SC 29482

Dates & Times

Date:

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Time:

8:00 PM

Duration:

1 hour

Type of Event

Partner Program

Description

The National Park Service is partnering with the Lowcountry Stargazers to offer a program during National Park Week. On Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 8 pm at Fort Moultrie, located at 1214 Middle Street on Sullivan’s Island, the Lowcountry Stargazers will share the wonders and visions of the night sky. The  program is free for the public.

 

From the earliest days of recorded history, people have been fascinated with the variety of celestial bodies and sometimes frightening phenomena that a night sky can present. President Abraham Lincoln was a self-educated amateur astronomer.  By chance he witnessed one of most significant astronomical events of the nineteenth century: the Leonid meteor storm of November 13, 1833.

Years later, during the Civil War when the fate of Union was in question, he related this story: 

“That particular evening, some believed that the biblical Day of Judgement had come.   From my window I saw the stars falling in great showers; but looking back of them I saw the grand old constellations, with which I was so well acquainted, fixed and true in their places.  The world did not come to an end then, nor will the Union now.” 

 

Reservation or Registration: No


Contact Information

Dawn Davis
843-883-3123
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