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StarWatch, Bays Mountain Park’s night sky observing sessions, begin this Saturday, October 5.

StarWatch is an hour-long program that allows the public to enjoy the splendor of the night sky at Bays Mountain’s observatories. Attendees can typically see star clusters, nebulous gas clouds, colorful multiple-star systems, distant galaxies and the Moon and planets if up.

Hosted by the Bays Mountain Astronomy Club & Bays Mountain Planetarium, StarWatch offers you the chance to get a look through the park’s large telescopes.

The observing sessions are held each Saturday night in October and November. Viewing starts at 7:30 p.m. on October 5 and 12, 7 p.m. on October 19, 26 and November 2, and 6 p.m. on November 9, 16, 23 and 20.

These programs are free to the public. If there is inclement weather, a free alternate live tour of the night sky in the planetarium theater will be available.

For more information, visit or call 423-229-9447.