Pilot Mountain Observation in Celebration of the NC Parks System 100 Year Anniversary

Update 6/3: Due to expected late day/ early evening thunderstorms the observations at Pilot Mountain State Park and Stone Mountain State Park have been canceled. We can not catch a break folks. Hopefully conditions will be better for next weekend’s scheduled public observation at Sciworks. More info to come early next week for this event.

Come join the Forsyth Astronomical Society this Saturday, June 4th, for an evening of stargazing to help celebrate the centennial celebration of the North Carolina Parks System.  We will be set up at dusk in the upper parking area and the park gate will be closing at 10PM. If weather/atmospheric conditions cooperate we should easily be able to show you the 3 planets Mars, Saturn and Jupiter, along with other deep sky wonders, star clusters and galaxies a plenty. A final weather call will be made on the Friday before. Stay tuned to the club’s website or Facebook page for that call. You can also call Sciworks, (336)767-6730, or the Pilot Mountain office, (336) 325-2355, for that weather call also.  Click the picture above to be taken to the additional events and programs for the day.


Pilot Panna


We will also be set up at Stone Mountain State park for visiting campers and guests. Access to the observation site can be obtained between campsite 35 and 36. A campsite map can be found HERE. The final weather call for this site will be posted here and our Facebook page only.

This is a lock in event. If you attend as a non-camper you be required to stay the full length of the observation and leave as the astronomy club members do.

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