Astronomy Weekend

Since 1987, the dark skies at Blackwater Falls State Park has welcomed the Kanawha Valley Astronomical Society. This group hosts an amazing astronomy weekend that is open to the public. Visitors may observe the striking beauty of the night sky often displaying the Milky Way from horizon to horizon due to incredibly dark skies. Astronomers, astrophotographers, and individuals fascinated with constellations are welcomed. Bring the family or come alone to enjoy a treasured resource—dark skies! The weekend activities include:

Star watching parties each evening at Blackwater Falls Nature Center. Day time activities and sessions are also part of the event. For astronomy activities, email the Kanawha Valley Astronomy Society at [email protected] or Facebook page,

Blackwater Falls State Park offers overnight lodging accommodations in Blackwater Falls’ 54-room lodge, 39 cabins or 65-unit campground. Reservations can be made by calling: 304-259-5216 or use the Book Now feature on

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Event Details

  • Start Date: September 26 - 28, 2019
  • End Date: September 28, 2019

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