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Bare Dark Sky Observatory

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66 Energy Exchange Drive
Burnsville, NC 28714 United States
828-766-1214 https://www.mayland.edu/observatory

July 2019

Community Viewing Night

July 19 @ 9:45 pm
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One event on June 29, 2019 at 9:45 pm

One event on July 5, 2019 at 9:45 pm

One event on July 6, 2019 at 9:45 pm

One event on July 19, 2019 at 9:45 pm

One event on July 20, 2019 at 9:45 pm

One event on July 26, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on July 27, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 2, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 3, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 9, 2019 at 9:15 pm

One event on August 10, 2019 at 9:15 pm

One event on August 23, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 24, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 30, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 31, 2019 at 9:00 pm

Bare Dark Sky Observatory, 66 Energy Exchange Drive
Burnsville, NC 28714 United States
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$5 – $15
Bare Dark Sky Observatory

Join us for an evening of stargazing as you’ve never seen before. You will have the opportunity to view the moon, planets and stars through the 34-inch diameter Sam Scope, as well as the smaller planetary telescope. With the assistance of the observatory manager, guests will spend two hours viewing and learning about the dark skies. No parking is allowed at the observatory. Shuttles to and from the Earth to Sky Park parking lot will be provided. Please arrive promptly…

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Community Viewing Night

July 20 @ 9:45 pm
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One event on June 29, 2019 at 9:45 pm

One event on July 5, 2019 at 9:45 pm

One event on July 6, 2019 at 9:45 pm

One event on July 19, 2019 at 9:45 pm

One event on July 20, 2019 at 9:45 pm

One event on July 26, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on July 27, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 2, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 3, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 9, 2019 at 9:15 pm

One event on August 10, 2019 at 9:15 pm

One event on August 23, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 24, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 30, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 31, 2019 at 9:00 pm

Bare Dark Sky Observatory, 66 Energy Exchange Drive
Burnsville, NC 28714 United States
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$5 – $15
Bare Dark Sky Observatory

Join us for an evening of stargazing as you’ve never seen before. You will have the opportunity to view the moon, planets and stars through the 34-inch diameter Sam Scope, as well as the smaller planetary telescope. With the assistance of the observatory manager, guests will spend two hours viewing and learning about the dark skies. No parking is allowed at the observatory. Shuttles to and from the Earth to Sky Park parking lot will be provided. Please arrive promptly…

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Community Viewing Night

July 26 @ 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 29, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on July 5, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on July 6, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on July 19, 2019 at 9:45 pm

One event on July 20, 2019 at 9:45 pm

One event on July 26, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on July 27, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 2, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 3, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 9, 2019 at 9:15 pm

One event on August 10, 2019 at 9:15 pm

One event on August 23, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 24, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 30, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 31, 2019 at 9:00 pm

Bare Dark Sky Observatory, 66 Energy Exchange Drive
Burnsville, NC 28714 United States
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$5 – $15
Bare Dark Sky Observatory

Join us for an evening of stargazing as you’ve never seen before. You will have the opportunity to view the moon, planets and stars through the 34-inch diameter Sam Scope, as well as the smaller planetary telescope. With the assistance of the observatory manager, guests will spend two hours viewing and learning about the dark skies. No parking is allowed at the observatory. Shuttles to and from the Earth to Sky Park parking lot will be provided. Please arrive promptly…

Find out more »

Community Viewing Night

July 27 @ 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 29, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on July 5, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on July 6, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on July 19, 2019 at 9:45 pm

One event on July 20, 2019 at 9:45 pm

One event on July 26, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on July 27, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 2, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 3, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 9, 2019 at 9:15 pm

One event on August 10, 2019 at 9:15 pm

One event on August 23, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 24, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 30, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 31, 2019 at 9:00 pm

Bare Dark Sky Observatory, 66 Energy Exchange Drive
Burnsville, NC 28714 United States
+ Google Map
$5 – $15
Bare Dark Sky Observatory

Join us for an evening of stargazing as you’ve never seen before. You will have the opportunity to view the moon, planets and stars through the 34-inch diameter Sam Scope, as well as the smaller planetary telescope. With the assistance of the observatory manager, guests will spend two hours viewing and learning about the dark skies. No parking is allowed at the observatory. Shuttles to and from the Earth to Sky Park parking lot will be provided. Please arrive promptly…

Find out more »

August 2019

Community Viewing Night

August 2 @ 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 29, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on July 5, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on July 6, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on July 19, 2019 at 9:45 pm

One event on July 20, 2019 at 9:45 pm

One event on July 26, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on July 27, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 2, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 3, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 9, 2019 at 9:15 pm

One event on August 10, 2019 at 9:15 pm

One event on August 23, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 24, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 30, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 31, 2019 at 9:00 pm

Bare Dark Sky Observatory, 66 Energy Exchange Drive
Burnsville, NC 28714 United States
+ Google Map
$5 – $15
Bare Dark Sky Observatory

Join us for an evening of stargazing as you’ve never seen before. You will have the opportunity to view the moon, planets and stars through the 34-inch diameter Sam Scope, as well as the smaller planetary telescope. With the assistance of the observatory manager, guests will spend two hours viewing and learning about the dark skies. No parking is allowed at the observatory. Shuttles to and from the Earth to Sky Park parking lot will be provided. Please arrive promptly…

Find out more »

Community Viewing Night

August 3 @ 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 29, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on July 5, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on July 6, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on July 19, 2019 at 9:45 pm

One event on July 20, 2019 at 9:45 pm

One event on July 26, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on July 27, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 2, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 3, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 9, 2019 at 9:15 pm

One event on August 10, 2019 at 9:15 pm

One event on August 23, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 24, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 30, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 31, 2019 at 9:00 pm

Bare Dark Sky Observatory, 66 Energy Exchange Drive
Burnsville, NC 28714 United States
+ Google Map
$5 – $15
Bare Dark Sky Observatory

Join us for an evening of stargazing as you’ve never seen before. You will have the opportunity to view the moon, planets and stars through the 34-inch diameter Sam Scope, as well as the smaller planetary telescope. With the assistance of the observatory manager, guests will spend two hours viewing and learning about the dark skies. No parking is allowed at the observatory. Shuttles to and from the Earth to Sky Park parking lot will be provided. Please arrive promptly…

Find out more »

Community Viewing Night

August 9 @ 9:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 29, 2019 at 9:15 pm

One event on July 5, 2019 at 9:15 pm

One event on July 6, 2019 at 9:15 pm

One event on July 19, 2019 at 9:45 pm

One event on July 20, 2019 at 9:45 pm

One event on July 26, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on July 27, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 2, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 3, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 9, 2019 at 9:15 pm

One event on August 10, 2019 at 9:15 pm

One event on August 23, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 24, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 30, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 31, 2019 at 9:00 pm

Bare Dark Sky Observatory, 66 Energy Exchange Drive
Burnsville, NC 28714 United States
+ Google Map
$5 – $15
Bare Dark Sky Observatory

Join us for an evening of stargazing as you’ve never seen before. You will have the opportunity to view the moon, planets and stars through the 34-inch diameter Sam Scope, as well as the smaller planetary telescope. With the assistance of the observatory manager, guests will spend two hours viewing and learning about the dark skies. No parking is allowed at the observatory. Shuttles to and from the Earth to Sky Park parking lot will be provided. Please arrive promptly…

Find out more »

Community Viewing Night

August 10 @ 9:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 29, 2019 at 9:15 pm

One event on July 5, 2019 at 9:15 pm

One event on July 6, 2019 at 9:15 pm

One event on July 19, 2019 at 9:45 pm

One event on July 20, 2019 at 9:45 pm

One event on July 26, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on July 27, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 2, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 3, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 9, 2019 at 9:15 pm

One event on August 10, 2019 at 9:15 pm

One event on August 23, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 24, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 30, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 31, 2019 at 9:00 pm

Bare Dark Sky Observatory, 66 Energy Exchange Drive
Burnsville, NC 28714 United States
+ Google Map
$5 – $15
Bare Dark Sky Observatory

Join us for an evening of stargazing as you’ve never seen before. You will have the opportunity to view the moon, planets and stars through the 34-inch diameter Sam Scope, as well as the smaller planetary telescope. With the assistance of the observatory manager, guests will spend two hours viewing and learning about the dark skies. No parking is allowed at the observatory. Shuttles to and from the Earth to Sky Park parking lot will be provided. Please arrive promptly…

Find out more »

Summer Outdoor Movie Series

August 17 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on July 13, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on August 17, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on September 21, 2019 at 7:15 pm

Bare Dark Sky Observatory, 66 Energy Exchange Drive
Burnsville, NC 28714 United States
+ Google Map
$5
summer outdoor movies_Mayland Earth to Sky Park

Enjoy out-of-this-world movie experiences all summer long at the Earth to Sky Park. From June through September, the Mayland Community College Foundation hosts space-themed movie nights on the lawn. Bring a blanket and lawn chairs, purchase some popcorn and a drink, and sit back to watch. All movies are rated PG. June 22nd: "Hidden Figures" July 13th: "Space Chimps" August 17th: "Ice Age, Collision Course" September 21st: "Aliens in the Attic" Cost: $5 per vehicle for parking. All proceeds and…

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Community Viewing Night

August 23 @ 9:00 pm
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One event on June 29, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on July 5, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on July 6, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on July 19, 2019 at 9:45 pm

One event on July 20, 2019 at 9:45 pm

One event on July 26, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on July 27, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 2, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 3, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 9, 2019 at 9:15 pm

One event on August 10, 2019 at 9:15 pm

One event on August 23, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 24, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 30, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 31, 2019 at 9:00 pm

Bare Dark Sky Observatory, 66 Energy Exchange Drive
Burnsville, NC 28714 United States
+ Google Map
$5 – $15
Bare Dark Sky Observatory

Join us for an evening of stargazing as you’ve never seen before. You will have the opportunity to view the moon, planets and stars through the 34-inch diameter Sam Scope, as well as the smaller planetary telescope. With the assistance of the observatory manager, guests will spend two hours viewing and learning about the dark skies. No parking is allowed at the observatory. Shuttles to and from the Earth to Sky Park parking lot will be provided. Please arrive promptly…

Find out more »

Community Viewing Night

August 24 @ 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 29, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on July 5, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on July 6, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on July 19, 2019 at 9:45 pm

One event on July 20, 2019 at 9:45 pm

One event on July 26, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on July 27, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 2, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 3, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 9, 2019 at 9:15 pm

One event on August 10, 2019 at 9:15 pm

One event on August 23, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 24, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 30, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 31, 2019 at 9:00 pm

Bare Dark Sky Observatory, 66 Energy Exchange Drive
Burnsville, NC 28714 United States
+ Google Map
$5 – $15
Bare Dark Sky Observatory

Join us for an evening of stargazing as you’ve never seen before. You will have the opportunity to view the moon, planets and stars through the 34-inch diameter Sam Scope, as well as the smaller planetary telescope. With the assistance of the observatory manager, guests will spend two hours viewing and learning about the dark skies. No parking is allowed at the observatory. Shuttles to and from the Earth to Sky Park parking lot will be provided. Please arrive promptly…

Find out more »

Community Viewing Night

August 30 @ 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 29, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on July 5, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on July 6, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on July 19, 2019 at 9:45 pm

One event on July 20, 2019 at 9:45 pm

One event on July 26, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on July 27, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 2, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 3, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 9, 2019 at 9:15 pm

One event on August 10, 2019 at 9:15 pm

One event on August 23, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 24, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 30, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 31, 2019 at 9:00 pm

Bare Dark Sky Observatory, 66 Energy Exchange Drive
Burnsville, NC 28714 United States
+ Google Map
$5 – $15
Bare Dark Sky Observatory

Join us for an evening of stargazing as you’ve never seen before. You will have the opportunity to view the moon, planets and stars through the 34-inch diameter Sam Scope, as well as the smaller planetary telescope. With the assistance of the observatory manager, guests will spend two hours viewing and learning about the dark skies. No parking is allowed at the observatory. Shuttles to and from the Earth to Sky Park parking lot will be provided. Please arrive promptly…

Find out more »

Community Viewing Night

August 31 @ 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 29, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on July 5, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on July 6, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on July 19, 2019 at 9:45 pm

One event on July 20, 2019 at 9:45 pm

One event on July 26, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on July 27, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 2, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 3, 2019 at 9:30 pm

One event on August 9, 2019 at 9:15 pm

One event on August 10, 2019 at 9:15 pm

One event on August 23, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 24, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 30, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 31, 2019 at 9:00 pm

Bare Dark Sky Observatory, 66 Energy Exchange Drive
Burnsville, NC 28714 United States
+ Google Map
$5 – $15
Bare Dark Sky Observatory

Join us for an evening of stargazing as you’ve never seen before. You will have the opportunity to view the moon, planets and stars through the 34-inch diameter Sam Scope, as well as the smaller planetary telescope. With the assistance of the observatory manager, guests will spend two hours viewing and learning about the dark skies. No parking is allowed at the observatory. Shuttles to and from the Earth to Sky Park parking lot will be provided. Please arrive promptly…

Find out more »

September 2019

Summer Outdoor Movie Series

September 21 @ 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 13, 2019 at 7:15 pm

One event on August 17, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on September 21, 2019 at 7:15 pm

Bare Dark Sky Observatory, 66 Energy Exchange Drive
Burnsville, NC 28714 United States
+ Google Map
$5
summer outdoor movies_Mayland Earth to Sky Park

Enjoy out-of-this-world movie experiences all summer long at the Earth to Sky Park. From June through September, the Mayland Community College Foundation hosts space-themed movie nights on the lawn. Bring a blanket and lawn chairs, purchase some popcorn and a drink, and sit back to watch. All movies are rated PG. June 22nd: "Hidden Figures" July 13th: "Space Chimps" August 17th: "Ice Age, Collision Course" September 21st: "Aliens in the Attic" Cost: $5 per vehicle for parking. All proceeds and…

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