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A Starry Tea Party at High Bridge

During this evening's astronomy event, the Tea Pot asterism will sit low in the south and the Milky Way will seem to boil like a cloud of steam from its spout..

Date(s):

September 16, 2017 (8:00 pm - 9:30 pm)

Overview:

An asterism is a commonly recognized pattern of stars that is not itself one of the formally identified constellations. One of the most recognizable asterisms, is the Tea Pot found in the constellation Sagittarius. During this evening's astronomy event, the Tea Pot will sit low in the south. If the sky is clear, the Milky Way will seem to boil like a cloud of steam from its spout. The planet Saturn will sit nearby. Tripod-mounted binoculars and a telescope will help participants view Saturn and its rings along with a host of deep sky objects in this rich region of the night sky.

High Bridge Trail State Park's astronomy events are held near the center of High Bridge where the view of the sky is unobstructed. This location is approximately 1.25 miles from the River Road parking area and about one-half mile from the Camp Paradise parking area, which can be accessed off Aspen Hill Road. When walking onto the bridge structure, visitors should turn off any flashlights that do not employ a red filter.  The event is free, but State Park parking fees apply. Open to all ages.

Location:

High Bridge Trail State Park
High Bridge Trail State Park
6888 Green Bay Rd
Green Bay, VA 23942
(434) 315-0457

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2017-09-16 20:00:00 2017-09-16 21:30:00 America/New_York A Starry Tea Party at High Bridge During this evening's astronomy event, the Tea Pot asterism will sit low in the south and the Milky Way will seem to boil like a cloud of steam from its spout.. High Bridge Trail State Park High Bridge Trail State Park6888 Green Bay RdGreen Bay, VA 23942(434) 315-0457 http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/park-event-info?id=HB170040-00
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