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Harrison Bay Star Party

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  • Harrison Bay State Park

    8411 Harrison Bay Road, Harrison, TN (map)

    35.173859 -85.116470

  • Join the BAS at Harrison Bay State Park for the monthly Harrison Bay State Park Star Party! The BAS will have telescopes, binoculars, and night-sky experts eager to share the glories of the night sky.

    There will be a nice variety of heavenly objects on display: the Waxing Gibbous Moon will be dominating the sky, followed by giant Jupiter and its entourage of moons. Mars is blazing and is putting on its best show in years. Saturn may even put in an appearance later in the evening! In addition to telescopic wonders, there will be constellation identification, stories, and more.

    Stargazing (and moongazing and planetgazing!) begins at 8:00 pm and should last until 10 or 11 pm or so (we'll stay as long as people want to look into our telescopes or the Rangers kick us out ;)

    This event is FREE and everyone is welcome!
    In the event of inclement weather, this event will be repeated in May. Check the BAS website for updates on the day of the event.

    Directions

    From TN HWY 153, take TN HWY 58 North towards Decatur, TN. Travel 8.3 miles to Harrison Bay Road; turn left. There is a pretty big sign for the park. On Harrison Bay Road, travel approximately 1.5 miles to the main park entrance on the left - turn left. Stay to the right at the fork in the road and continue about 0.5 miles. Parking will be available around the Recreation Hall. Watch for signs to guide you in.

    The observation field will be in the large parking area next to the Recreation Hall. Stop by the information table at entrance to the parking lot, then come and enjoy the sky!

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