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Wednesday, 15 May 2013 14:20

Star gazing event at Purchase Knob

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out stargazingThe Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hosting a star gazing event at 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, at the Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center on Purchase Knob in Haywood County.

 

At 5,000 feet in elevation, with a 260-degree, unobstructed view of the sky, Purchase Knob provides one of the best places in the park for star viewing. The Astronomy Club of Asheville will guide the viewing and visitors can expect to see the planet Saturn and the moon.

There will also be an indoor educational session on the night sky, which will be held rain or shine. The program is limited to 60 people so reservations are required and can be made by phone. Fills quickly. Purchase Knob is located off U.S. 276 near Maggie Valley.

828.926.6251.

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