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Unlocking the Celestial Secrets: Adventure WV's Tour of the Night Sky Event


Adventure WV is set to host an enchanting event, the Tour of the Night Sky, in collaboration with the WVU Planetarium and Observatory. Scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2024, from 7:00 to 10:00 PM at an off-site location, this event promises a captivating journey through the cosmos, providing attendees with essential tools to navigate the mysteries of the night sky.

The Experience:

Embarking on a celestial adventure, participants will have the opportunity to join experts from the WVU Planetarium and Observatory in uncovering the wonders of the night sky. The event begins with an introductory lesson, guiding attendees on how to locate key celestial landmarks such as the North Star, the Big Dipper, and various constellations and planets visible in the night sky. This fundamental knowledge aims to equip participants, regardless of their astronomical background, with the skills needed to navigate and appreciate the vastness above.

Observatory Location: 

The check-in point for this enlightening experience is the Observatory, situated at 135 Willey Street on the Downtown Campus. This location serves as the launchpad for an unforgettable journey into the cosmos, setting the stage for an immersive exploration of the heavens.

WVU Planetarium and Observatory: 

As an integral part of the event, the WVU Planetarium and Observatory plays a pivotal role in providing valuable insights into the celestial realm. Visitors can expect to engage with knowledgeable astronomers and educators who will share their passion for the cosmos, making this event not only informative but also deeply enriching.

Post-Tour Delights: 

After the enlightening tour, participants will indulge in late-night treats from a local store, creating a convivial atmosphere for stargazing enthusiasts to share their newfound knowledge and experiences. The adventure doesn't end there; attendees will reconvene at the Mountain Lair Green to practice their newfound constellation skills, solidifying their understanding of the celestial wonders above.

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What to Wear/Bring:

To ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience, attendees are advised to bring a water bottle and wear comfortable, athletic clothing with closed-toed shoes – flip flops or sandals are not recommended. These precautions ensure that everyone can focus on the wonders of the night sky without any unnecessary distractions.

Adventure WV's Tour of the Night Sky promises to be an unforgettable experience, offering both novice and seasoned stargazers an opportunity to delve into the mysteries of the cosmos. With the guidance of the WVU Planetarium and Observatory experts, participants will leave with a newfound appreciation for the night sky and the skills to navigate its celestial wonders. Don't miss this chance to unlock the secrets of the universe and connect with the cosmos in a unique and engaging way.

Tour of the Night Sky