Stars shine down on Knoxville, Tennessee Saturday

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Shoreline New Hampshire & Maine

For the next two Saturday nights (July 12th & 19th) the Knoxville Observers Astronomy Club will be hosting a stargazing party at nearby Norris Dam State Park

If you're never been to a stargazing pary I guarantee you it will be a delightful experience for all ages.

Seeing the Milky Way Galaxy undimmed by city lights is a sight to behold; it looks like a huge river of light flowing across the night skies.

And seeing the rings around the planet Saturn, the many moons of Jupiter, and just how red Mars actually appears close up will amaze and delight everyone.

milk way galaxy

This is the Milky Way Galaxy on a moonless night when it's at its brightest. Spectacular!

So gather up the family, pack a few snacks, and head on up to Norris Dam State Park either of the next two Saturday nights. The program starts at 8:45 pm with a short video and then everyone will go out into the parking lot by the Park swimming pool and look at stars, planets, and the moon.

The Knoxville Observers will have several telescopes set up to get a close up look at the heavenly bodies.

Fun for all ages and the price is one of my favorites, it's FREE.

star chart

Click here for directions to Norris Dam State Park or the park address is:

Norris Dam State Park

125 Village Green Circle

Lake City, Tennessee 37769

if you want to put it in your GPS.

Posted by

Jim Lee , REALTOR®, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)  RE/MAX Shoreline

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Shirley Parks
Sands Realty 210-414-0966 - San Antonio, TX
Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate

How fun and interesting this sounds.  This is definitely the type of thing I enjoy.

Jul 11, 2008 01:24 AM #1
Bo Hussung
Bell Title /Triserv LLC - Nashvle, TN

Jim, I can't make it to K'town this weekend or next, but I am certain I can drive a few minutes outside of Nashville and see the same beauty you described. SOounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for the suggestion


Jul 11, 2008 09:51 AM #2
Jim Lee
RE/MAX Shoreline - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Realtor, Portsmouth, NH

Shirley, I'm willing to be if you get outside San Antonio away from the city lights you will see some spectacular sights by just looking up.

Bo, I would be amazed if there wasn't several astronomy clubs in the Nashville area that do the same thing periodically.


Jul 11, 2008 10:16 AM #3
Carole Cohen
Howard Hanna Cleveland City Office - Cleveland, OH
Realtor, ePRO

Awesome! Right time of year for it too, and not just because the weather is good but because that pesky Orion is not as prominent in the sky (I am not a fan of his because it means it's winter lol) 

Jul 12, 2008 07:43 AM #4
Brian Copeland
Nashville, Tennessee Residential Specialist - Nashville, TN

Great idea!  Some of my best memories are at Norris Park with my parents.  I'm a Clinton native.

Brian Copeland

Jul 12, 2008 02:59 PM #5
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