August 12, 2020
National Parks are becoming a refuge for people from city light pollution. Social distancing will be maintained as Charlottesville Astronomical Society astronomers will have a video rig on a telescope feeding a video monitor. Guests will be instructed in how to use binoculars for astronomy. Details will be provided for how to find Lunar “X” which will be visible that night and there will be discussion about the naming convention for lunar features. The 35% cresent Moon, M13 and M101 will be featured.
Free to all park visitors. Binoculars, a blanket, chair, and flashlight are recommended.
Presentation is cancelled if there is inclement weather. Call 540-999-2222 the day of the event to check on its status.