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Big South Fork Dark Sky Program set for July 7

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  Big South Fork Dark Sky -- Photo courtesy of Big South Fork National Park Service

ONEIDA, TN - Explore one of Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area’s most valuable resources, the night sky! In support of the GO Big 2018 Challenge, Big South Fork will present a dark sky program on Saturday, July 7, at 9:30 p.m. (ET). Paul Lewis of University of Tennessee, along with amateur astronomy enthusiasts from across the region, will be on hand to find and describe the most fascinating stellar objects to look for in the night sky. Telescopes will be set up for sky observations. Both these events are being held at the Bandy Creek Visitor Center parking area. This program is worth 5 GO Big Challenge points.

You may want to bring a blanket or chair for comfortable seating. In the event of inclement weather, an alternative dark skies program will be presented in the Interpretation and Education building located next to the Bandy Creek Visitor Center.

The Go Big 2018 Challenge is an all-inclusive, year-long, self-paced, park-wide event created to encourage you to go out and explore the park. This year’s theme is Rivers and Trails in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act and the 50th Anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. For more information, you may visit where you can download and print your GO Big Challenge booklet and get started today.

Published June 29, 2018

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