UPDATE: The November 11th skywatching event has been canceled due to weather.
Morehead Planetarium + Science Center frequently facilitates skywatching sessions, during which guests can look through telescopes at the night sky and learn about what they’re seeing. Sometimes Morehead Planetarium is joined by other groups, who also help with the event. In general these are free events.
Upcoming Skywatching Events
Next up is Skywatching at Little River Regional Park, 301 Little River Park Way, Rougemont, North Carolina, on Tuesday, December 13th, 2022, at 8 p.m.
Morehead educators and CHAOS members (Chapel Hill Astronomical & Observational Society) will bring telescopes and guide you as you observe the Geminid meteor shower, which will peaking this night.
Be sure to call the park office after 4 p.m. for cloud/cancellation updates: 919-732-5505. Meet at the Play Meadow. All ages welcomed. Due to the fragile viewing equipment, please do not bring dogs.
More Skywatching Events in the Triangle
Interested in getting started with skywatching? Check out our guide to skywatching in the Triangle, including where to go, what to look for, local resources and more. And check out the following list of upcoming guided skywatching events.