ScieNCe Festival Star Party

We are on a Modified Star Party schedule!! Join us for fun astronomy activities at the Earth to Sky Park, Saturday April 13th from 6:30 to 8:00pm!!

April 13th, 2019
Beginning at 6:30pm
Bare Dark Sky Observatory & Earth to Sky Park
66 Energy Exchange Dr. Burnsville, NC
This event is Free and Open to the Public.

Come to the Bare Dark Sky Observatory at the Mayland Earth to Sky Park in Burnsville on April 13th beginning at 6:30 pm as we take part in the state-wide ScieNCe Festival Star Party!

Daylight Activities:

• Tour the Earth to Sky Park
• Groundbreaking for the Planetarium at 7:00pm
• Enjoy a food truck provided by Claudia’s Mexican Cuisine
• Participate in astronomy activities and games
• Have your photo taken with Kelvin, the official “spokesbot” of the ScieNCe Festival

After Dark:

• Beginning at 8:00pm peer through the “Sam Scope”, the largest public telescope in NC, and the 16″ planetary telescope at the moon. The telescopes will looking at the moon, planets, nebulas and galaxies.
• The Mayland Community College Astronomy Club will have multiple telescopes set around the Park aimed at various celestial objects throughout the night. They will happily allow visitors to look through their telescopes and discuss about what you are viewing.

Shuttles will be provided to and from the parking area

In the event of clouds, daylight activities will be held as scheduled.  In the event of rain, the Star Party will take place on Sunday, April 14th.  Call 828-766-1233 for weather updates.

For additional information on the State-wide ScieNCe Festival and Star Party, visit
For additional information or questions about the Mayland event please email or call 828-766-1233