Join Blue Ridge Discovery Center's amateur astronomer and naturalist Evan Worrell as we explore heavenly bodies and the depths of the awe-inspiring universe in this intriguing hour-long program starting at 6:00pm on Point Lookout Mountain (meeting to carpool between 5:15 - 5:30 at the Food City Parking lot in Independence). Evan will help you identify constellations and talk about their ancient mythologies but the real treat is the peak of the Geminid meteor shower just after sunset.
At around 4000' in elevation expect a very cold and blustery mountain night. Please bring hats, coats, long underwear and warm blankets if you want to be comfortable during the presentation. Also, feel free to pack a lawn chair for the meadow while waiting your turn to look through the telescope.
The event depends on clear skies, so if the clouds hang heavy be prepared for the activity to be canceled.
We will depart the Food City Parking Lot in Independence at 5:30 to carpool up the mountain together.
No Sign-up necessary, just show up at the Food City parking lot and look for a vehicle with a Blue Ridge Discovery Center Magnet on it.
Audience: General public (families)
Date: December 13, 2015
Location: Point Lookout Mountain, Grayson County, VA (meeting at Food City Parking Lot)