The SMART Center will host a Star Watch on Monday, August 21st from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Zip Line Base Camp. View the Partial Solar Eclipse and the constellations with the new 16” telescope. If you would like to schedule a private session or school trip with the Observatory please contact Robert and Libby Strong of the SMART Center at (304)-233-4667.nd
The SMART Center will host a Meteor Shower on Saturday, August 12th from 11:30 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. at the Zip Line Base Camp. Tonight view the Perseids Meteor Shower and the constellations with the new 16” telescope. If you would like to schedule a private session or school trip with the Observatory please contact Robert and Libby Strong of the SMART Center at 304-233-4667.
Meet members of the Kanawha Valley Astronomical Society and peer through telescopes to see the night sky like you've never seen it before! Cross Lanes Branch Library will be hosting this system-wide event which will take place at the KVAS Breezy Point Observatory on the grounds of Camp Virgil Tate. Crafts and refreshments will be in the lower level of the "Boone" Maxwell Lodge & Conference Center and are provided by The Friends of the Library and The Cross Lanes Library Advisory Board. Driving directions to the Breezy Point Observatory can be found at: www.kvas.org/observatory.html
Our 14th annual OPTICAL and RADIO astronomy "Star Party" July 19th - 22th, 2017 held at the Green Bank Observatory, Green Bank WV. We will have a distinguished keynote speakers EVERY evening, with presentations on the latest in optical &; radio astronomy. We will have a featured prominent speaker for the "Keynote Presentation" Saturday evening. Clinics and additional presentations held daily (indoors) on multiple subjects including Astrophotography. Solar and night-time observing at your campsite. Campground has graveled roads, sanitary stations and a HOT shower facility (close by). We Feature: a Large Raffle Drawing (the 2016 event had 84 prizes), Children's Activities, Cafeteria and Snack Bar, and Vendors on site. The 4-day registration fee is just $100. Limited bunkhouse accommodations for additional fee.
Join Greg Redfern, NASA Solar system ambassador, for Tuesday evenings' exploring the cosmos with a presentation and sky viewing. Tuesday, June 12th “James Webb Space Telescope” (Timed to be dark skies with a new moon)
Join Greg Redfern, NASA Solar system ambassador, on Tuesday evenings' exploring the cosmos with a presentation and sky viewing. Tuesday Night, May 23, under a new moon! JWST-NASA’s Successor to Hubble Space Telescope (HST) “The 2018 space telescope successor to HST seen up close and personal with latest pics and info direct from NASA.”
Star Watch from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. at Grand Vue Park’s Zip Line Adventure Area, Shelter #1 — FREE and open to the public.
11:00 p.m. onward … Orionids Meteor Shower StarWatch at Grand Vue Park’s at ZipLine Adventure Area, Shelter #1 — FREE and open to the public. See Earth’s Moon (late), planets: Uranus and Neptune, Meteors, and Deep Space Objects!
StarWatch and MoonWatch at Grand Vue Park from 8 p.m.to 10 p.m.at the ZipLine Adventure Area, Shelter #1. FREE and open to the public. See Earth’s Moon, and planets Saturn and Mars.