Enjoy a night under the stars in the Smokies

Attend a stargazing event at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at one of Haywood County’s clearest views of the sky  — Purchase Knob, home to the Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The Astronomy Club of Asheville will lead an exploration of the night sky at this high elevation site with its 260-degree unobstructed view of the sky. Visitors can expect to see the first quarter moon and the planets Venus, Jupiter and Saturn. The Learning Center is located at 5,000 feet in elevation so please bring warm layers of clothing.

Purchase Knob is located off U.S. 276 near Maggie Valley. Free, but reservations are required.


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