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0 Night Skies Network Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory. Home observatory of the Night Skies Network.
6S Chrysalis Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory near Stokesdale.
10S Oak Ridge
 
North Carolina   In Guilford county.
14SE Browns Summit
 
North Carolina  
18N Ridgeway
 
Virginia   A town in Henry county.
18SE Greensboro
 
North Carolina   Home of the Greensboro Astronomy Club (GAC).
21SW Union Cross
 
North Carolina   Between Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point.
25S High Point
 
North Carolina  
25SW Thompson's Yard
 
North Carolina   A site used by FAS Bullington. North-west of Winston-Salem.
27NE Dark Star Observatory
 
Virginia   A private obsrevatory near West Fork.
31SE Burlington
 
North Carolina   Home of the Astronomy Club of Alamance County.
33SW CopperHead Ridge Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory.
33SW Astroquest
 
North Carolina   A private observatory.
33W Pilot Mountain
 
North Carolina   FAS Bullington Observing Site
34SW Hampton-Harmon Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory.
35E Animal Park at the Conservators Center
 
North Carolina   Wildlife Center with night sky tours.
35SW ScottNC Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory.
38NW Primland Observatory
 
Virginia   A public observatory in Meadows of Dan.
39SE Three College Observatory
 
North Carolina   An observatory jointly operated by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the North Carolina A & T State University, and Guilford College. Near Snow Camp.
40W Mount Airy
 
North Carolina   A town in Surry county.
42N Ferrum
 
Virginia  
42NW The Saddle
 
Virginia   A site used by the Roanoke Valley Astronomical Society. On the Blue Ridge Parkway at Rocky Knob.
43S Asheboro
 
North Carolina  
46SW Mocksville
 
North Carolina   Home of the Carolina Star Hoppers.
47NW Fancy Gap
 
Virginia   A site of the Winston-Salem Astronomical League.
48S High Rock Lake Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory near High Rock Lake.
49E Hillsborough
 
North Carolina  
52SW NovaLab Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory near Salisbury,NC.
54N Cahas Mountain Overlook
 
Virginia   A site used by the Star City Astronomy Network and the Roanoke Valley Astronomical Society. At milepost 139 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
54SW Salisbury
 
North Carolina   Home of the Astronomical Society of Rowan County.
55N Burnt Chimney
 
Virginia   Centered on the town of Burnt Chimney. Forecast also covers nearby Booker T. Washington National Monument.
56N Smith Mountain Lake State Park
 
Virginia   State Park and home of regular star parties.
56NW Elk Horn Observatory
 
Virginia   Observatory of the Echo Ridge Astronomical Society.
56SE Morehead Observatory
 
North Carolina   Observatory of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
56SE Chapel Hill
 
North Carolina   A town in Orange county.
58SW Allison's Woods
 
North Carolina   An observing site of the Piedmont Amateur Astronomers. Near Turnersburg.
59E Bahama
 
North Carolina   In Northern Durham Country, NC.
61SE Circle City Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory near Pittsboro.
61W Stone Mountain State Park
 
North Carolina   State park near Roaring Gap.
62E Durham
 
North Carolina  
62NE Yonderplace Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory near South Boston, VA.
64NW Blair Hill Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory near Christiansburg.
64SE Jordan Lake
 
North Carolina   Covers B. Everett Jordan Lake and the Jordan Lake State Recreation Area.
65NE Altavista
 
Virginia  
66N Roanoke
 
Virginia   Home of the Roanoke Valley Astronomical Society.
67NW Selu Observatory
 
Virginia   Observatory of Radford University. Near Radford.
69NW Anderson Observatory
 
Virginia   AKA Nicholas R. Anderson Observatory of VirginiaTech's physics department. Used and maintained by the Astronomy Club of Virginia Tech. In Blacksburg.
70W Doughton Park
 
North Carolina   A park with a dark sky near Laurel Springs.
71E Sir Walter GC Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory in Granville County.
71SW Concord-Kannapolis
 
North Carolina   Forecast covers the tarea around the towns of Concord and Kannapolis.
73N Robert's Hill
 
Virginia   A private observing site near Catawba.
74SE Cary
 
North Carolina   A town in Wake county.
75E Staunton River State Park
 
Virginia   State park used by the Chapel Hill Astronomical & Observational Society and home of the Staunton River Star Party. Designated as an International Dark Sky Park by the IDA.
75NW Echo Ridge Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory.
75W Elk Creek
 
Virginia   Forcast also covers the western half of the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area.
76SE RapidEye Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory in rural Lee County.
77N Lynchburg College Observatory
 
Virginia   Observatory of Lynchburg College. Located at the college's Claytor Nature Study Center in Bedford County.
78NW Wytheville
 
Virginia  
78NW Martin Observatory
 
Virginia   Observatory of the Virginia Tech Physics Department.
78S Town Creek Indian Mound
 
North Carolina   A National Historic Site. Is available for use at night only during published star parties or by special permit
81NE BRAC Ivy Hill Site
 
Virginia   A site used by the Blue Ridge Astronomy Club.
81SE Raleigh
 
North Carolina   Home of the Raleigh Astronomy Club.
82S Pinehurst Country Club
 
North Carolina   A golf course.
82SE Raven Rock State Park
 
North Carolina   State park near Lillington.
83E Franklinton
 
North Carolina  
83NE Liberty University
 
Virginia   University in Lynchburg.
83S Pinehurst
 
North Carolina   Forecast also covers Southern Pines, Aberdeen, Taylortown, Monroetown and Wispering Pines.
83SW South Lake Norman
 
North Carolina   Forecast covers the southern half of Lake Norman .
83W ASU Dark Sky Observatory
 
North Carolina   Observatory (DSO) of Appalachian State University. Near Phillips Gap.
85N Sunset Field
 
Virginia   A site on the Blue Ridge Parkway used by the Blue Ridge Astronomy Club.
87NE Twin Peeks Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory.
88NE Winfree Observatory
 
Virginia   An observatory at Randolph College.
88SW Lucile Miller Observatory
 
North Carolina   An observatory of the Catawba Valley Astronomy Club. Near Maiden.
89SW Hickory
 
North Carolina  
90E Presbyterian Point
 
North Carolina   A point on the shore of Kerr Reservoir. Used by the Raleigh Astronomy Club.
90W Grayson Highlands
 
Virginia  
91SW Charlotte
 
North Carolina   Home of the Charlotte Amateur Astronomers Club.
93S Gibson Observing Site
 
North Carolina   A private observing site near Gibson Pond.
94NE Appomattox Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory.
94SE Clayton
 
North Carolina  
94SE 3B Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory near Clayton.
94W Colby Observing Site
 
North Carolina   A private site.
95S ACME Planetary Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory near Raeford.
95SW Red Door Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory.
95SW Indian Trail
 
North Carolina  
96NW Chanticlear Observatory
 
West Virginia   A private observatory near Bluefield.
98SW 808.5 Observatory
 
South Carolina   A private observatory near Wesley Chapel.
98W Rankin Science Observatory
 
North Carolina   Observatory of Appalachian State University. Near Boone.
99SW WestVale Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory near .
100SW High Peak Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory near Valdese.
100SW Ballantyne Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory.
100W Snow Moon Camp Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory.
101E Spring Hope Observing Site
 
North Carolina   A private observing site outside of the town of Spring Hope.
101SW Gastonia
 
North Carolina   Home of the Gaston County Skywatchers.
103N Standing Stone Observatory
 
West Virginia   A private observatory.
103NE Hampden-Sydney College Observatory
 
Virginia   Observatory of Hampden-Sydney College. In Hampden-Sydney.
104E South Hill
 
Virginia  
104N Greenbrier Observatory
 
West Virginia   A private observatory near White Sulpher Springs.
104W Kelly's Chapel
 
Virginia   A landmark for nearby observers.
105NW Camp Creek
 
West Virginia   Forecast covers the Camp Creek Canyon area including the Camp Creek State Forest.
105SE Fayetteville
 
North Carolina  
105SW Gaston County
 
North Carolina   Home of the Gaston County Skywatchers.
105W Mountain City
 
Tennessee  
106W Morganton
 
North Carolina   A town in Burke County.
106W Glens of Grandfather Mountain
 
North Carolina   A private observing site.
108SE Pickersville Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory near Mingo.
108SW Sun City Carolina Lakes
 
South Carolina  
109NE James River State Park
 
Virginia   State park on the James river.
110N Douthat State Park
 
Virginia   State park and International Dark Sky Park in Milboro.
110W Silver Creek Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory near Morganton.
111E Old Fields Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory.
111S St. Andrews University
 
North Carolina   College in Laurinburg.
111SW M.A.R.S.Observatory
 
North Carolina   AKA "M.A.R.S.Observatory at Area 110". A private site of a member of the Cleveland County Astronomical Society. Near Lawndale.
113SE Howell Woods
 
North Carolina   AKA The Rudolph Howell and Son Environmental Learning Center. A site used by members of the Raleigh Astronomy Club in cooperation with Johnston Community College.
113SW Peppermill Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory near Rock Hill.
113SW Andrew Jackson State Park
 
South Carolina   State park near Lancaster.
114E Medoc Mountain State Park
 
North Carolina   link
114SE Princeton Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory near Princeton.
114SW Rock Hill
 
South Carolina  
115SW Kings Mountain State Park
 
South Carolina   State park near Blacksburg.
116NE Welsh Mt. Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory near Shipman and halfway between Charlottesville & Lynchburg.
116S Cheraw State Park
 
South Carolina   State park near Cheraw.
116SW TwinOaks Observatory
 
South Carolina   Observatory near Rock Hill.
116W Turtle Rock Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory near Abingdon.
117N Big Spy Mountain Overlook
 
Virginia   An overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
117S Taxahaw
 
South Carolina  
117S Gayle H. Riggsbee Observatory
 
South Carolina   Observatory of the Charlotte Amateur Astronomers Club.
117SW Taylor Oaks Observatory
 
South Carolina   A private observatory near Rock Hill.
118E Seaman Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory.
118N Goshen
 
Virginia   A town in Rockbridge county.
118SW SLAB
 
North Carolina   A private site near Polkville.
119NW Backus Mountain Observatory
 
West Virginia   A private observatory.
119S Sugarloaf Observatory
 
South Carolina   Observatory near Patrick. Used by the Midlands Astronomy club
119SW Lansford Canal State Park
 
South Carolina   State park near Catawba.
119SW BAO
 
South Carolina   A private observatory near Blacksburg.
120SW EcoEarth Village
 
North Carolina   A private site.
121S H. Cooper Black Memorial Field
 
South Carolina   Trail and recreation area near Cheraw.
121W Romulus Observatory
 
Tennessee   A private observatory.
122N Twin Sugars Observatory
 
West Virginia   A private observatory of a member of the Greenbrier Valley Astronomy Association. Near Friars Hill.
123SW Craven E Williams Observatory
 
North Carolina   Observatory of Garner Webb University. Also a meeting place of the Cleveland County Astronomical Society. Near Boiling Springs.
125N Watoga State Park
 
West Virginia   State park applying for dark-sky preserve status with the International Dark-Sky Association.
125W Burke Observatory
 
Tennessee   Observatory of King College. Also meeting place of the Bristol Astronomy Club. In Bristol.
126N Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park
 
West Virginia   A state park near Hillsboro.
127SE Robeson Planetarium and Science Center
 
North Carolina   Planetarium and Science Center in Lumberton.
128NE Fan Mountain Observatory
 
Virginia   An observatory of the University of Virginia.
128SW Worth Mountain WMA
 
South Carolina   Aka WMWMA. Wildlife management area used as a dark sky site frequented by members of the Carolina SkyGazers.
129W Seven Mile Ridge Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory near Little Switzerland.
129W Mayland Earth to Sky Park
 
North Carolina   Observatory and park of Mayland Community College.
132SW Rutherford County Astronomical Society - Site 1
 
North Carolina   A private observing site of the Rutherford County Astronomical Society.
133N Starlight Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory
133NE Dogwood Ridge Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory near Kidds Store.
134NE Waynesboro
 
Virginia   Home to some members of the Shenandoah Valley Stargazers.
134S MAC-Hunter Observatory
 
South Carolina   Five observatories of members of the Midlands Astronomy Club. Near Behune.
135N Staunton
 
Virginia   Home to some members of the Shenandoah Valley Stargazers.
135SW Chester State Park
 
South Carolina   State park near Chester.
135W Johnson City
 
Tennessee   Home of the ETSU Planetarium of Eastern Tennessee University.
136NE Powhatan Wildlife Management Area
 
Virginia   Used as a dark sky site by the Richmond Astronomical Society. Near Powhatan.
136W Mount Mitchell
 
North Carolina   Centered on a lookout in Mount Mitchell State Park.
136W ETSU Observatory
 
Tennessee   An observatory of East Tennessee State University. Near Johnson City.
137NE Calf Mountain Overlook
 
Virginia   A public overlook on Skyline drive In Shenandoah National Park.
139SW Twelve Mile Post
 
North Carolina   A community near Lake Lure
139SW Cherry Hill Farm
 
North Carolina   A private farm near Union.
140S Lake Wateree State Park
 
South Carolina   State park near Winnsboro.
140SE Bladen Lake State Forest
 
North Carolina  
140W Rabbit Hole Observatory
 
Tennessee   A private observatory.
141SW Taylor Creek Observatory
 
South Carolina   A private observatory.
142NE Lake Monticello
 
Virginia   Home to some members of the Charlottesville Astronomical Society.
142NE Leander McCormick Observatory
 
Virginia   An Observatory of the University of Virginia.
142S Little Pee Dee State Park
 
South Carolina   State park near Dillon.
143N Pinetop Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory near Mount Sidney.
143NE Charlottesville
 
Virginia   Home of the University of Virginia's Leander McCormick Observatory and close to Fan Mountain Observatory.
143W Dill Knob Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory near Black Mountain.
144S Goodale State Park
 
South Carolina   State park near Camden.
144SW Springlake Observatory
 
South Carolina   A private observatory.
145NE Leakes Mill Park
 
Virginia   Park in Goochland.
146N Green Bank Observatory
 
West Virginia   Radio Observatory and for research and education. Also the home of the Green Bank Star Quest.
146SW Squirrel Valley Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory.
147N Stokesville Observatory
 
Virginia   Of the Shenandoah Valley Stargazers
147S Lee State Park
 
South Carolina   State park near Bishopville.
147SW Spartanburg
 
South Carolina  
147SW Croft State Park
 
South Carolina   State park near Spartanburg.
148S Francis Marion University Observatory
 
South Carolina   Observatory of Francis Marion University with public observing. In Florence.
149NE New Moon Telescopes Observatory
 
Virginia   A commercial telescope maker's observatory.
149W Caney Ridge Observatory
 
Virginia   Near Clintwood.
150SE StarHub Observatory
 
North Carolina   Site of observatory located near the Neuse Nature Center in Kinston.
150SW Foothills Astronomical Society
 
North Carolina   A site of the Foothills Astronomical Society. Near Tryon.
150W Bays Mountain Park
 
Tennessee   City park with astronomy programs. Site of the Bays Mountain Observatory, and home of the Bays Mountain Astronomy Club. Near Kingsport.
151E Greenville
 
North Carolina   Home of East Carolina University.
151SW Transit Dreams Observatory
 
South Carolina   Transit Dreams Observatory
152NE Hay House Farm Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory somewhere around Louisa, VA.
152W Peek Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory somewhere in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
152W His Glassworks Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory near Asheville.
152W Firefly Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory.
153SW Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site
 
South Carolina   State historic site near Union.
153SW Overstreet Observatory
 
South Carolina   A private observatory of a member of the Roper Mountain Astronomers. Near Spartanburg.
153W Syzygy Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory somewhere around Asheville .
154NE Ragland Observatory
 
Virginia   An observatory of the Richmond Astronomical Society.
155NE Blue Ridge Observatory
 
Virginia   On Flattop Mountain near Dyke.
155W Pegasus Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory.
155W Lookout Observatory
 
North Carolina   Observatory of the University of North Carolina - Asheville with public events by registration. Used by the Astronomy Club of Asheville.
155W Asheville
 
North Carolina   Home of the Astronomy Club of Asheville.
157E Newsoms
 
Virginia  
157S Rembert
 
South Carolina  
157S Blythewood
 
South Carolina  
157SW Whitmire
 
South Carolina  
158E Peter's Bridge Observing Site
 
Virginia   A private observing site along Peter's Bridge Road, near Littleton.
158N Harrisonburg
 
Virginia   Home of the Shenanandoah Valley Stargazers and the John C. Wells Planetarium of James Madison University.
158NE Hidden Creek Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory.
158SW Hendersonville
 
North Carolina   A town in Henderson county.
158W Natural Tunnel State Park
 
Virginia   State park in Scott county, near Duffield.
159NE Fenwick Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory in Henrico County.
160N Kile Knob Observatory
 
West Virginia   A private observatory near Circlville.
161NE Richmond
 
Virginia   "Home of the Science Museum of Virginia and the Richmond Astronomical Society
161NE Montpelier Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory near Montpelier.
161SW Muskgrove Mill State Historic Site
 
South Carolina   State historic site near Clinton.
162NE Lagniappe Farm
 
Virginia   A private observing site of a member of the Charlottesville Astronomical Society.
162W Mill Ridge
 
North Carolina   A site used by the Astronomy Club of Asheville. North of Asheville.
163W Surgoinsville
 
Tennessee  
164S Woods Bay State Park
 
South Carolina   State park near Olanta.
164S Sesquicentennial State Park
 
South Carolina   State park near Columbia.
165W Grassland Mountain Observatory
 
North Carolina   Private observatory of the Astronomy Club of Asheville. In Madison County.
166N Spruce Knob
 
West Virginia   A site used by the OVAS and home to NOVAC's Almost Heaven Star Party. West Virginia's highest peak.
166SE CFAS
 
North Carolina   An observing site of the Cape Fear Astronomical Society. About six miles from Burgaw.
166SW Morning Star Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory in the Pinnacle Mountains of Western North Carolina.
167N Elk River WMA
 
West Virginia   A wildlife management area east of Sutton.
167S Sumter
 
South Carolina  
168N George Washington National Forest Helicopter Landing Site
 
Virginia   An site in the George Washington National Forest. Used by the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club. Near Fulkes Gap.
168NE Keeble Observatory
 
Virginia   Observatory of Randolph-Macon College in Ashland.
168SW Paris Mountain State Park
 
South Carolina   State park near Greenville.
168SW Charles E. Daniel Observatory
 
South Carolina   Observatory of the Roper Mountain Science Center. Site of star parties held by the Roper Mountain Astronomers.
169E Franklin
 
Virginia  
169NW Charleston
 
West Virginia  
169S Forest Acres Observatory
 
South Carolina   A private observatory somewhere around Forest Acres.
170SW Jones Gap State Park
 
South Carolina   State park near Marietta.
170W Mt. Pisgah Parking Lot
 
North Carolina   A site used by the Astronomy Club of Asheville. South-west of Asheville on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
171NE Belmont Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory. Affiliated with the Rappahannock Astronomy Club.
172S Boeing Observatory
 
South Carolina   Observatory of the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia.
172SW Stony Ridge Observatory
 
South Carolina   A private observatory near Prosperity.
172SW Maxwell Point
 
South Carolina   A point on the north-east shore of Lake Murray. Near Irmo.
172SW Greenville
 
South Carolina   Home of the Roper Mountain Astronomers.
173NE Big Meadows
 
Virginia   A site in Shenandoah National Park used by the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club.
173S West Columbia
 
South Carolina   Also covers Columbia, home of the Melton Memorial Observatory of the University of South Carolina.
173SW Planetary Dreams Observatory
 
South Carolina   A private observatory near Simpsonville.
173SW Caesars Head State Park
 
South Carolina   State Park near Cleveland, SC.
173W The Winter-Hawk Memorial Observatory
 
Tennessee   Observatory under construction.
173W Aramesh
 
North Carolina   A private observatory.
174SW Brevard
 
North Carolina  
175SW Dreher Island State Park
 
South Carolina   State park near Prospertiy.
176E Sandy Point Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory.
177E Somerton Creek
 
Virginia   Near Somerton.
177NE Morning Calm Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory.
177S Poinsett State Park
 
South Carolina   State park near Wedgefield.
178NE PostOak
 
Virginia  
178SE Jacksonville
 
North Carolina  
178SW Lexington(SC)
 
South Carolina  
179E Arrowhead Beach
 
North Carolina   A town in Chowan county.
179N Cave Mountain Observatory Retreat
 
West Virginia   Aka CMOR. A private observing club.
179S Congaree National Park
 
South Carolina   This chart is centered on a parking area of Congaree National Park. Used by the Midlands Astronomy Club.
179SW Table Rock State Park
 
South Carolina   State park near Pickens.
180E Colonial Virginia Aeromodelers Field
 
Virginia   Private field of an aircraft modeling club.
180NE Charles City observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory.
180SW Lake Murray Observatory
 
South Carolina   A private observatory on Lake Murray near Hollow Creek.


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