People of all ages are invited to a wondrous night of stargazing at Fisher Farm Park on Friday, October 25th — sponsored by WOW-World of Wonder, Woodland Discovery and the Davidson Lands Conservancy. The Physics Department from Davidson College and the Charlotte Astronomy Club are providing equipment and expertise for this popular event. All telescopes will be set up and ready to go by 8pm. After that, no changes to the telescopes will be made. Therefore, you are welcome to come any time between 8pm and 10pm. You’re welcome to bring your own telescope. Bring a flashlight; be sure to have red cellophane put on your flashlight when you arrive at Fisher Farm. This enables us to see the sky better. Keep car lights dimmed and your speed very slow as you drive into Fisher Farm to keep dust and glare from interfering with the night sky. Please keep your dogs leashed and under good control.
No registration is required. However, updated information and potential cancellation notices, due to weather or other conditions, will be sent to the WOW email list. If you‘d like to join that list, email email@example.com. Cancellation notices will also be posted here and on our Facebook page.
This is a free event, but WOW and DLC need your membership support. You can become a member for as little as $35 a year. Please join DLC – a simple click on the Donate Now button on this website is all you need to do.
Fisher Farm Park is located at 21215 Shearer Road on the east side of Davidson. Take East Rocky River Road to Shearer, then head north on Shearer about 1 mile and Fisher Farm Park will be on the left. A WOW volunteer will be at the turn-off to the park. Please stop and check in with them. No need to get out of your car.