POSTPONED! UT Arboretum Society - Stargazing Party

The Forest Resources Research & Education Center
Oak Ridge
Friday, November 9, 2018
7:30 - 9:30

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER! We'll be announcing a new date soon...

The UT Arboretum Society invites you to learn about the autumn sky with Dr. Owen Hoffman and other area astronomers at a “Night Sky Star Party,” Friday, November 9th from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the UT Arboretum, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge. Participants will meet at the UT Arboretum Auditorium for a short program by Dr. Hoffman. The group will then walk up to the hill yo the NOAH weather station where Hoffman and area astronomers will have telescopes set up. Attendees should bring their own chairs or blankets as well as flash lights for the walk up to the viewing site. Dr. Hoffman will discuss what to look for through the telescopes.

Dr. Owen Hoffman of Oak Ridge is a retired environmental scientist and an enthusiastic amateur astronomer. He currently serves intermittently as a volunteer for the National Park Service, narrating night sky programs at the Obed Wild and Scenic River and at Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


Unless otherwise noted, all events are open to the public.