Stargazing at Marble Springs State Historic Site
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Join us and our friends from the University of Tennessee Physics Department on April 22nd from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM Midnight as we use our open green space to view the stars as a part of World Astronomy Month and Earth Day celebrations! This event coincides with the peak of the annual Lyrids Meteor Shower*. There will be talks given by grad students on the new images taken by the James Webb Telescope throughout the evening. So, bring your favorite lawn chair, a quilt, or even your own telescope as we celebrate our place on this little blueberry we call home! There will be lectures throughout the evening for multiple grades and levels.

Admission is FREE!

*While the peak viewing time of this shower is around 5 AM at around 100 events per hour. Throughout the night, we still expect around 10 events per hour. Please be aware that meteor showers are based on predictions like the weather, so while we hope for the best, we may experience a very low meteor event.

Marble Springs State Historic Site is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Historical Commission.
For all questions, please contact the site at 865-573-5508.