Star party offers virtual tour of Tennessee sky this FridayJul. 21, 2020, 10:00 PM
Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory will co-host a virtual star party with Metro Parks and Friends of Warner Parks on Friday, July 24, from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. CT. Join astronomers in six locations across the state as they focus their telescopes on the night sky and highlight some of the astronomical gems above.
The event will be live-streamed, and attendees will have an opportunity to submit questions during the session. For a link to the event, visit the Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory Facebook page. Tune in to the Warner Park Nature Center YouTube channel during the event to submit questions.
We’ll begin at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory in Nashville watching the Moon.
Bays Mountain Park in Kingsport will focus on Jupiter and Saturn.
Steve and Mary at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville will highlight the ring and dumbbell nebula.
John in Murfreesboro will look at the globular cluster.
Dr. Billy Teets, back at Dyer, highlights the comet.
The Memphis Astronomical Society will share M-13.
Dave from Pink Palace in Memphis will share his findings.
The virtual star party is sponsored by Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, Tennessee Tech University, Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium, the Barnard-Seyfert Astronomical Society of Nashville and the Warner Park Nature Center.