BARNARD ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY of Chattanooga, in conjunction with the management of CLOUDLAND CANYON STATE PARK and the FRIENDS OF CLOUDLAND CANYON STATE PARK (FOCCSP) will present an informative Astronomy program followed by observation of the night sky.
The focus for the evening will be our nearest celestial neighbor, our very own Moon. We will discuss the formation of the moon, it’s atmosphere, how it affects tides on earth, earthshine, eclipses and much, much more. As the sky darkens you will see the Moon through several telescopes as you have never seen it before, manned by the Barnard Astronomical Society. In further darkening skies we will learn the constellations of late Winter and Spring. The planet Jupiter will also be visible, and it is awesome as seen through our telescopes. As always there will be several members of the Barnard Astronomical Society who will answer your many questions about all things Astronomical.
The program is FREE, but the normal park parking fee of $5.00 per car applies.
Equipment needed: A comfortable lawn chair, blanket and insect repellent. Flashlights are optional, but if brought must have red cellophane over the lens to protect night vision.
This event will be held at the Tennis Courts at Cloudland Canyon State Park.