Enjoy a public star gazing event at Rocky Face Park on Saturday, September 24
ALEXANDER COUNTY, NC [September 22, 2016] – On Saturday, Sept. 24, Rocky Face Park and the Piedmont Amateur Astronomers Club will be hosting a public star gazing for families to enjoy. This event will be held from 7:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. in the parking area at Rocky Face Park.
This particular program will be a deep-sky observation. The moon will not be visible, which gives the opportunity to see further into space. Telescopes will be set up in the parking area for the public to use or you are welcome to bring your own. Please approach the parking area with parking lights only. Park Rangers will be on duty and all trails will be closed. This event is weather dependent.
For more information, contact Alisha Stamey at (828) 632-1093 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about Rocky Face Park at www.rockyfacepark.com.
About Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area
Rocky Face Mountain is located in the northern part of Alexander County and is considered to be the southern edge of the Brushy Mountains. Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area is approximately 318 acres in size, with five miles of hiking trails leading to the mountain summit. In addition, there is a one-third-mile paved walking trail located in the former quarry area and 58 rock climbing routes. The site also features a picnic shelter and restroom facilities along with a park office. The park project was made possible by a $477,000 grant from the NC Parks And Recreation Trust Fund. In addition, to assist with the grant, the land was donated to the county by the Carolina Land and Lakes Resource Conservation and Development District. Additional assistance related to the land donation and to acquiring additional land was provided from the Felburn Foundation.