National Park Service Star Gazing Party
Come look through our telescopes, or bring yours and we can show you how to use it. Co-sponsored by the National Park Service, the Shenandoah Astronomical Society and the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation.
Meet at the Thoburn Property, Bowman’s Mill Road, Middletown (the site will be marked by signs).
If the weather looks questionable, please call ahead to verify the event is still on - 540-869-3051.
Directions to the site:
1. Just south of Middletown, from U.S. Route 11, turn left onto Water Plant Road. Proceed 1 mile to the intersection with Long Meadow Road.
2. Turn right onto Long Meadow Road. Proceed 0.1 mile.
3. Turn right onto Bowman's Mill Road. Proceed 1.4 miles to Thoburn Redoubt.
4. The Thoburn Tract is marked by a Civil War Trails sign and some Waysides. Turn right into the property.
For more information see: www.nps.gov/cebe