HARKERS ISLAND – Join NASA Solar System Ambassador Lisa Pelletier-Harman 8-11 p.m. Saturday, oct. 27, for Astronomy Night at Cape Lookout National Seashore.
The free program will begin with a 45-minute presentation in the visitor center’s theater on the recent NASA mission, Transiting Exoplanet Surveying Satellite, or TESS. The presentation, “TESS: The Search for Earth 2.0,” is about the satellite’s journey around Earth.
After the presentation, park staff and astronomers from the Crystal Coast Stargazers will be set up outside to offer participants the chance to witness the wonders of the night sky above the Southern Outer Banks with telescope viewing (clear skies dependent).
Folks may also consider bringing their own telescopes to learn how to maximize the capabilities of their equipment with help from members of the Stargazers club. Make the most of the night by coming prepared. Check the weather and dress accordingly.
Also, bring water, snacks, bug repellent and flashlight with a red filter that helps in maintaining everyone’s night vision.
.@NASA_TESS shares its “first light” image. Features in this swath of the southern sky include the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds and a globular cluster called NGC 104: Read More @NASA: https://t.co/C3wVr5WNgI pic.twitter.com/na4ciL9DeZ
— NASA_TESS (@NASA_TESS) September 17, 2018