Tennessee Spring Star Party 2014

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Tennessee Spring Star Party 2014
Posted by tnscoper on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 8:22 AM

 

 

The Astronomy in the Parks Society, Cumberland Astronomical Society, Dyer Observatory and Fall Creek Falls State Park will be hosting the Tennessee Spring Star Party 2014 on May 2-4 at Fall Creek Falls State Park in Pikeville, Tennessee.

 

As in the past, TSSP 2014 is free to attend and registration is not required. All are welcome to attend and are responsible for their food and lodging.

Fall Creek Falls is offering a star party package for those wishing to stay at the inn. Campsites are also available. 

Call 1-800-250-8610 for reservations. Ask for the star party package for rooms at the inn.

 

There will be all night observing Friday and Saturday night on the observing field (observers are permitted to nap in their vehicles, but camping on the observing field is not permitted)

We will have a hospitality/warming tent on the observing field with warm beverages and snacks provided.

There will be public viewing Friday and Saturday nights, 7:00-10:00pm

 

During the day on Saturday there will be free programs offered in the Cascade Room. This years speakers include

 

Terry Alford

Mark Marquette

Paul Lewis

Dr Billy Teets

 

There will be vendors set up in the lobby at the inn as well as a swap table. 

 

We will also offer an introduction to astronomy on Saturday night on the observation field, showing those interested how to use a star wheel and telescope.

 

Come enjoy a weekend under the stars at one of Tennessee's premier parks. Fall Creek Falls has a family friendly atmosphere with activities offered for all ages.

 

 http://tn.gov/environment/parks/FallCreekFalls/

 

For more information contact

Lloyd Watkins    watkinslk at comcast dot net

Allen Ball   tnscoper at gmail dot com

 

Thanks and hope to see you in May!

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