Star Parties

This moon photo was taken through the big telescope by Keith McMillion, at our September 2022 Star Party. Our amateur astronomer consultants help calculate the appropriate date for an interesting star party. Moon position, planet alignment, etc are all considered when planning a date, and then we hope for clear weather.
This photo was taken from the top of the Droop Mountain Battlefield tower, early at the September 2022 Star Party, by Peter Stephens, who was visiting from Acton, MA.
Many people arrived early and took in the beautiful daytime view from the Lookout tower.
Astronomy back pack display. Each library in Pocahontas County has one available for check out, plus one is available at Watoga State Park for registered guests.
As darkness fell, people spread out on the ground with blankets and chairs watching the sky and taking turns at the telescopes.