Webinar: Exploring the Night Skies

Photo by Glenn deGeorge


Wednesday, May 10, 2023 - 11:00am


Online presentation

Join the us at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 10, for a free 45-minute webinar focusing on dark skies in the mountains with presenters from the Earth to Sky Park at Mayland Community College.

Margaret Earley-Thiele, Dean of Advancement, Kyle Lanning, Bare Observatory Manager, and Amanda Pastore, Assistant Coordinator for the Earth to Sky Park, will explain what it means to be an international dark sky certified park and share an overview of the park’s Bare Dark Sky Observatory. The program will also provide tips on how to combat light pollution and its effects on pollinators and highlight recommended locations for stargazing along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

The Earth to Sky Park in Burnsville, N.C., is an environmental educational park for those interested in learning about the natural world we live in and includes the Bare Observatory and Arthur Planetarium. Learn more



To view recordings of the Foundation’s past presentations, visit the nonprofit’s YouTube channel.