Whitesburg KY

Spend an evening among the stars on Pine Mountain

The Letcher County Tourism Commission, along with the Pine Mountain Worship Center, the Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky and the Appalachian Astronomy Association, invite you to experience an Evening Among the Stars on Pine Mountain.

The event will take place from 7 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23, on the property of Truth Ministries, located at the entrance of Little Shepherd Trail.

Festivities throughout the night will include:

7 to 8:30 p.m. — Create your own rockets and see how far they can launch.

8:30 to 10 p.m. — Observe the night sky through the lens of astronomical telescopes and see wonders that are out of this world, including the moon, Venus, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, Orion, Orion’s Nebula and the Pleiades.

Live music will also be provided for all to enjoy.

This event is free to attend, but donations are welcome. Hot dog kits and s’more kits will be available for purchase for $1 each to roast at the open fire pit. Drinks will also be available for purchase.

Guests are asked to bring lawn chairs or blankets and are encouraged to dress for chillier March nights.

Parking for the event will be available at the Little Shepherd Trail parking lot, located off of U.S. Highway 119.

In case of inclement weather or cloudy skies, the event will take place on Friday, March 30.

To pre-register or for more information leading up to the event, visit https:// www.discoverletcher.com/ upcomingevents/aneveningamongthestars.

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