Astronomy Night on the Refuge

Join us for a night on the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge as we present a Refuge Discovery Series program focusing on Astronomy.  On Saturday October 15th at 6:30 pm members of the West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers will bring their telescopes to lead an informative program about the night sky.   

This night of family fun is free and will be held outdoors on the back patio of the new refuge visitor center. Due to its remote locations the refuge provides a perfect spot to see the stars with limited light pollution.  It is also a special privilege to visit the refuge at night, since the refuge is normally a day use only facility.   

The program will NOT be held if overcast or rainy conditions prevail. 

The refuge staff and volunteers will have their visitor center and Blue Heron Bookstore open before the program beginning at 6:30 pm to give visitors a chance to explore our state of the art exhibit hall. On the back patio a warm fire will be on hand to help with the chill of a fall night and to add to the ambiance of a fun evening overlooking a beautiful bay of Kentucky Lake.  For those beginning astronomy, if you wish to bring your own telescope, come a bit early to meet and discuss equipment. 

The Refuge Visitor Center is located at 1371 Wildlife Drive in Springville, or 7 miles off highway 79 North of Paris.  Turn right onto Oak Grove Road South and follow the directional signs. 

We thank our sponsors, the Friends of Tennessee NWR and the West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers Club for hosting this event.  

For more information about the refuge, please call the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters at 731-642-2091 or see our website at 


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