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Astronomy Night in Jackson Park
November 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
View the night sky above Jackson Park on Sunday, Nov. 19, from 7-8:30pm with the Asheville Astronomy Society and Friends of the Oklawaha Greenway. Participants will have the opportunity to observe various celestial objects such as planets, constellations, galaxies, nebulas, double stars, asterisms, and possibly the International Space Station and other satellites of interest. The group will meet in Jackson Park in the large parking lot between the two-story red brick building and the tennis courts. The Astronomy Club of Asheville (ACA) is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to helping people of all ages understand and enjoy astronomy at all levels of interest. No equipment is needed to participate and the events are free and open to the general public. Astronomy Club volunteers use a variety of telescopes for observing sessions, providing attendees the opportunity to see the same celestial objects through different instruments, an experience that could be beneficial to those who are considering a future telescope investment. Telescopes will be assembled until 11pm. In case of rain, the event will be held Monday, Nov. 20, also from 7-8:30pm with later viewing possible. For more information on upcoming astronomy club meetings, public star gazes and membership visit www.AstroAsheville.org. For more information about the Oklawaha Greenway visit http://www.friendsofoklawaha.org/Oklawaha/index.php or the Friends of Oklawaha Greenway Facebook page. More information is also available on the Friends of Oklawaha Greenway Facebook Page. If you have questions about the astronomy night at Jackson Park, contact info@FriendsOfOklawaha.org.