Midlands Astronomy Club will be on hand with telescopes if the weather allows
Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site is bringing back a popular nighttime program. On Saturday, June 25, from 8:30-10:30 p.m., you are invited to Rose Hill for “In the Dark of the Night”. This will involve a twilight hike along Rose Hill’s half-mile nature trail to see what nightlife was like in the 1800s. Gaze at the sky as you learn about constellations and how enslaved individuals used the stars to navigate their way to freedom. If the weather allows, the Midlands Astronomy Club will be on hand and will let visitors use telescopes to view planets and stars. In addition to the stargazing, they will have a bonfire, s’mores, and a complimentary beverage.
Be sure to dress for the weather and wear comfortable clothing with hiking boots or sneakers. Bring a flashlight, preferably red light, bug spray, and a blanket or chair for sitting by the bonfire. Cost is $10, with children five and under getting in free. Space is limited, so the park asks that you reserve your spot by June 21. Do that by calling 427-5966 or emailing RoseHill@scprt.com.