MCC hosts Bare Dark Sky Observatory grand opening
Mayland Community College held the grand opening of the Bare Dark Sky Observatory on June 1. Named for Warren and Larissa Bare, the observatory is located at the Mayland Earth to Sky Park (formally the EnergyXchange) in Yancey County. The observatory will allow community members an opportunity to experience the wonders of the universe, while providing Astronomy students with hands-on learning.
The observatory, sits at an elevation of 2,736 feet and offers a 360-degree view, is an International Dark Sky Association certified site.