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Town Creek Under the Stars: Follow the Drinking Gourd

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Town Creek Under the Stars: Follow the Drinking Gourd

Town Creek Indian Mound NC Historic Site
Join us for an evening beneath one of the last great dark sky sites in the North Carolina piedmont! The event kicks off at 6pm with the outdoor presentation “What’s Up?” – an introduction to the planisphere, an overview of sights to be seen this evening, and some of the lore surrounding them. Site telescopes will be available, or bring your own, to observe the waxing crescent Moon, Mars, and constellations including the Drinking Gourd, First Slim One, and Revolving Woman. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and be prepared to relax beneath the firmament, enjoying the view as we hunt for passing satellites and discuss visible constellations. Telescopes and binoculars are encouraged.
Space is limited and admission is charged to attend – children 12 and under free, 13 and up $4, plus Eventebrite fees. Online ticket sales will close on 2/23/2023 and any remaining tickets may be purchased at the door for $10/adults and $5/children. It is suggested those planning to attend purchase tickets online or call during normal business hours, on the day of the event, to inquire if tickets remain available.
There is no rain date, and refunds will be issued in the event of cancellation. A movie screen and projector will be in use in the viewing area at this even


Town Creek Indian Mound NC
509 Town Creek Mound Rd
Mount Gilead, NC 27306 United States
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(910) 439-6802