3 May 2018 – Next Club Meeting
Thursday night, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. – In the Manheimer Room at the lower level of the Reuter Center on the UNC Asheville campus. This meeting is free and open to the general public.
“Seeing the Sky Through Words” – Presented by Mark Littmann, University of Tennessee Knoxville
Humankind has contemplated the heavens for millennia, intently striving to make sense of the universe and our place within it. As we matured as a species and developed language, visual arts and the written word, each step accorded us an opportunity to interpret – and understand – the firmament and what exactly it was trying to tell us.
Dr. Littmann will focus on our attempts t
o describe the sky through a series of loosely connected short readings from literature and mythology about different aspects of the heavens read more…
Next Public Star Gazes
Continue to check this home page as weather and road conditions could change the venue or postpone and possibly cancel a star gaze. Check-in again after 5:00 p.m. on the afternoon of the observing session for the latest info and update.
4 May 2018 – Friday night – The location for this star gaze will be the Mt. Pisgah trailhead parking lot on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The weather backup night is Saturday, May 5th. This event is free and open to the general public — registration is not necessary to attend. Directions to the Mt. Pisgah trailhead parking lot can be found here. Sunset occurs at 8:19 p.m.
11 May 2018 – Friday night – The location for this star gaze will be Grassland Mountain Observatory in Madison County. The weather backup night is Saturday, July 15th. This event is free and open to the general public — registration is not necessary to attend. A temporary gate code, required for entry, will be posted on this club website home page by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the star gaze. Directions to Grassland Mountain Observatory can be found here. Sunset occurs at 8:25 p.m.