Town Creek Under the Stars: Follow the Drinking Gourd

Event Description

Join us for an evening beneath one of the last great dark sky sites in the North Carolina piedmont! The event kicks off at 6pm with the auditorium presentation “What’s Up?” – an introduction to the planisphere, an overview of sights to be seen this evening, and some of the lore surrounding them. Then, beginning at 6:30pm, Site telescopes will be available, or bring your own, to observe the waxing crescent Moon, Venus, and constellations including the Drinking Gourd, Revolving Woman, and Taurus. Participants should dress for the cold and may wish to bring a red light to help them see in the darkness. Chairs and blankets welcome!  Free, registration required via the Registration link.