Tennessee Spring Star Party Scheduled at Fall Creek Falls State Park

Sunday, March 11, 2007 | 07:00pm

Pikeville, Tenn. – Fall Creek Falls State Park and the Cumberland Astronomical Society announce the Third Annual Tennessee Spring Star Party to be held at the park March 16-17, 2007. The program is designed to accommodate both beginning stargazers and experienced astronomers.

The Tennessee Spring Star Party begins Friday evening with telescope viewing of the beautiful night sky and continues Saturday with astronomy presentations and discussions ranging from how to get started in astronomy to professional level presentations by professional astronomers. There will be more viewing opportunities Saturday evening as well as a special performance by Jonn Serrie. Dealers of astronomy and photography equipment will be set up in the Inn Lobby throughout the day.

The Fall Creek Falls Spring Star Party is free and open to the public. It is not necessary to have your own telescope to take part.

The Fall Creek Falls Inn is offering a “Star Party Package” for guests staying at the Inn March 16-18. The package includes a two-night stay for two people in a standard inn room, and a breakfast buffet for two each morning for $124.00 plus tax and tip. For more information or to make a reservation, call toll free 1-800-250-8610.

Fall Creek Falls State Park has been voted by visitors to be one of the top family destinations in the Southeast. Protected within its boundaries are beautiful waterfalls, tremendous canyons and dense forest. The park has a large campground, a hotel and conference center and 30 cabins and also features a dark sky, ideal for viewing constellations, stars and planets. It is located 40 miles south of Cookeville, and 65 miles north of Chattanooga, atop the beautiful Cumberland Plateau. For more information about the park and its activities, visit the Web site at www.tnstateparks.com/fallcreekfalls.

The Cumberland Astronomical Society is an amateur astronomy club based in Gallatin, Tennessee. It focuses on bringing astronomy to the general public through events like the Tennessee Spring Star Party. To learn more about the club and Spring Star Party event, visit the Web site at www.cumberlandastronomicalsociety.org.

For more information contact:

Tisha Calabrese-Benton
Office (865) 594-5442

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