Go Night Kayaking at Bays Mt. and See the Stars and Planets | WJHL

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KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – Bays Mountain Park has invited outdoor enthusiasts for a night under the stars at a newly announced event offered through mid-October.

The kayaking stargazing program gives participants the opportunity to join Bays Mountain staff on a guided excursion on the reservoir while experiencing the many wonders of the night sky. The adventure includes an astronomy course that teaches the constellations and planets visible to the naked eye.

Each event is $5 per person for non-members, according to a park press release. Classes will take place from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on September 27 and 29 and from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on October 4, 6 and 13.

Stargazers should bring their own kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddleboard equipment and a Type III personal flotation device. To register, click here. For more information on Bays Mountain, click here.

According to Harvard & Smithsonian Astrophysics Center, Saturn and Jupiter will dominate the evening sky throughout September. The planetary duo will begin to rise earlier in the month and appear in the night sky just after dark, with Jupiter emerging lower than Saturn.

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