Two Public Star Gazes in June

Image credit: club member Alan Davis – taken at Lookout Observatory

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.

9 Jun 2023 — Friday night — The location for this star gaze will be Lookout Observatory on the UNC Asheville campus, with a weather backup date of Saturday, 10 June. 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 8:44 p.m., with shuttle service beginning about 9:30 p.m.

16 Jun 2023 — Friday night — This public star gaze will be held at Grassland Mountain Observatory in Madison County, with a weather backup night of Saturday, 17 June. This event is free and open to everyone — registration is not necessary to attend. A temporary gate code, required for entry, will be provided here on the day of the star gaze by 6:00 p.m. Directions to Grassland Mountain Observatory can be found here. Sunset occurs at 8:47 p.m.

13 June 2023
Venus Visits the Beehive Star Cluster

21-23 June 2023
Lunar Conjunction with Venus and Mars
at Dusk

Illustration courtesy of
Sky & Telescope

3 Aug. 2023 – Club Meeting Presentation
— Thursday night, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

There will be no club meeting or speaker presentation in July. Check back for more information about the August speaker presentation.