Helen GA Astronomy Night at Unicoi State Park

Unicoi State Park located in Helen Ga. hosts Astronomy nights which offers aspiring astronomers to receive a visual and hands on guide to astronomy. The Astronomy nights are hosted by the Atlanta Astronomy Club, and is perfect for all ages.This makes a perfect outing for families even with smaller children. The Astronomy night is held at the Unicoi State Park camping area visitors center. Being held at the visitors center, allows participants to enjoy amenities such as an excellent view of the scenic Smith Lake, grills for coking out, and also campfire areas perfect to create a family night that will be cherished for years to come.The Astronomy nights begin with a slide-show presentation educating participants about the basics of astronomy, and is then followed up by hands on experience viewing with high quality gear, into a gorgeous star field mountain sky.Participants can ask questions, and get great tips on entering the exciting field of Astronomy as a hobbyist astronomer or as a career. The folks with the Atlanta Astronomy Club are all pros, and very proficient at Astronomy from all levels.Participants can enjoy cooking out, dining at one of the many excellent restaurants located in Helen Ga., or enjoy an excellent budget friendly all you can eat country-style buffet in the Unicoi Lodge. The buffet offers fresh fried mountain rainbow trout nightly.Participants are also allowed to bring their own telescopes. Any flashlights should have Red bulbs so as not to distract others from the night viewing experience. Participants are also advised to bring lawn chairs for seating.Ever wondered how to use your digital camera to take great pictures through a telescope? What are the best budget friendly telescopes for amateurs? What basic equipment and knowledge do I need to be a serious amateur Astronomer? It’s questions such as this that the hosting members with the Atlanta Astronomy Club can help with.The setting for this attraction cannot be beat. The atmosphere is in a unique and scenic mountain park campground area with scenic mountain views. Participants can also enjoy renting either a camp site for tent camping, staying in one of the Unicoi mountain lodges, or spring for a relatively budget friendly Unicoi cabin. The campground area also offers RV sites.So if you and your family are looking to enjoy a memorable, and highly informative and educational experience, or if you just have an interest in Astronomy and want to learn the basics, this is an excellent hands on attraction. The best part of it all, is that it’s free.Interested participants can get more information, as well as the dates and times that this event is being held throughout the year by contacting the Helen Ga. Visitors bureau at 1-800-573-9659The address for this attraction is: Unicoi State Park, 1788 Highway 356, Helen Ga.