View Favorite Winter Constellations at Town Creek
Town Creek Indian Mound will be hosting Astronomy Night at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8. The focus of this night will be on the constellation Auriga. Auriga is named after the mythological inventor of the chariot. Within the constellation is the star Capella, the sixth brightest star in the sky.
It is also one of the best times of 2008 to view the planets Saturn and Mars, as they continue to shine brightly in the nighttime sky. Interested stargazers are encouraged to dress for the weather and may also bring binoculars and telescopes. If you do not have a telescope, the staff will have two on hand to share. Those interested in attending should register in advance. Astronomy Night is free and open to the public. Contact the site at (910) 439-6802 or at town email@example.com.
The historic site is located on Town Creek Mound Road approximately five miles east of Mt. Gilead, in southern Montgomery County between N.C. 73 and N.C. 731.
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