Skywatch at Northwest River Park, Chesapeake Va.

Free public Skywatch, everyone is welcome to attend. The event is weather dependent so please call the park at 757-421-7151 to confirm event.

Star and planet watching will begin around sunset. For those who would like some help with new telescopes or just want to learn how telescopes work, we will be holding an informal afternoon “Telescope 101” pre-event beginning about 90 minutes before sunset (scheduled start time). Please feel free to come out early with your new telescope and let us help you learn how to use it.

NOTE: After passing through the first gate, please park outside the large gateposts and then walk over to the telescopes. Please do not drive all the way down to the telescope area. There are signs showing where to park.


CLICK HERE for a Google map of the observation area and where to park

Presenters - Plan on set up 90 minutes before sunset (Start time).

Date: Saturday, 12/17/2016

Time: 3:30 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern

Location: Northwest River Park - Skywatch, 1501-1569 Indian Creek Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322

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    Sunset: 4:53 PM
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Location Details

Northwest River Park - Skywatch
This is a city park about 3 miles from the North Carolina boarder. If you end up at the park's main entrance you have gone past the equestrian area. Turn left out of the park and the equestrian area is about 600 yards down the road on the left. Look for a dirt road and gates. There should be a large white sign with lights on it at the entrance.

1501-1569 Indian Creek Road

Chesapeake, VA 23322

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Northwest River Park

Skywatch event held at the equestrian area of the park