To celebrate the upcoming Leonids meteor shower, Tri-County Community College (TCCC) plans to host a star party on Tuesday, November 17 at the Main Campus in Peachtree.
Starting at 4:30 p.m. and running until midnight, TCCC faculty and staff will set up telescopes for stargazing, giving members of the community the opportunity to come out and view the meteor shower.
“This is one of the best meteor showers you get in the fall,” said Ronnie Whitener, dean of math, science, and allied health. “There are a lot of star gazers in the surrounding community, and these events allow us to all gather and do what we love.”
TCCC held its first star party in September, attracting more than 75 faculty, staff, students, and community members.
“We try to hold these events any time there’s the potential of seeing activity in the sky,” Whitener said. “This event will also benefit from having less lunar inference, as the moon will be waxing.”
Attendees are also encouraged to bring their own telescopes.
The party will be located at the field between the NC Forest Service building and the Fire Training Center on the Main Campus.
The College’s Events Committee is continually working to provide new and exciting events to engage students and the communities it serves. If you would like to know more about College events, please call Dotie Stafford-Ortega at (828) 835-4208.
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