7-9 Oct. 2022
– The Hunter’s Moon Glides Past Jupiter
Illustration courtesy of
Sky & Telescope
9 Oct. 2022
– The Hunter’s Full Moon
Two Public Star Gazes for October
Continue to check this home page as weather could change the venue or postpone and possibly cancel a star gaze. Check again after 5:00 p.m. on the afternoon of the observing session for the latest info and update.
14 Oct. 2022 — Friday night — This public star gaze will be held at Grassland Mountain Observatory in Madison County, with a weather backup night of Saturday, 15 October. This event is free and open to everyone — registration is not necessary to attend. A temporary gate code, required for entry, will be provided on the day of the star gaze by 5:00 p.m. Directions to Grassland Mountain Observatory can be found here. Sunset occurs at 6:55 p.m.
21 Oct. 2022 — Friday night — The location for this star gaze will be Lookout Observatory on the UNC Asheville campus, with a weather backup date of Saturday, 22 October. While the event is free and open to everyone, pre-registration is required to attend. To learn more about how to register, please visit the UNCA Lookout Observatory website here. Sunset occurs at 6:47 p.m., with shuttle service beginning about 7:30 p.m.