Marble Springs State Historic Site Hosts Stargazing Event Featuring Meteor Showers

Marble Springs State Historic Site invites the community to its Stargazing event on April 20th, from 6 PM to 11 PM, in partnership with the University of Tennessee Physics Department.

Attendees will have the chance to witness nature’s celestial fireworks with the possibility of sightings from both the Eta Aquarid and Lyrid meteor showers.

From “The upcoming Eta Aquarid meteor shower, will be active between April 15 and May 27, with its peak on the night of May 4 and predawn hours of May 5. The Lyrid meteor shower, which occurs between April 16-25 every year and will next peak on the night of April 22, 2024.”


While sightings cannot be guaranteed, attendees will have the opportunity to delve into the mysteries of the night sky and explore the cosmos. Graduate students from the Physics Department will be available to provide engaging talks on various astronomical phenomena.

Admission is free, but RSVPs on Zeffy are encouraged. Bring your own telescope or cozy up with a lawn chair for an unforgettable evening of cosmic exploration.

For more information and to RSVP, visit our Facebook event or this link: