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0 Dark Star Observatory
 
Virginia   A private obsrevatory near West Fork.
14W Ridgeway
 
Virginia   A town in Henry county.
27SW Night Skies Network Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory. Home observatory of the Night Skies Network.
28S Browns Summit
 
North Carolina  
30SE Animal Park at the Conservators Center
 
North Carolina   Wildlife Center with night sky tours.
31NW Ferrum
 
Virginia  
32SW Chrysalis Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory near Stokesdale.
33N Smith Mountain Lake State Park
 
Virginia   State Park and home of regular star parties.
36N Burnt Chimney
 
Virginia   Centered on the town of Burnt Chimney. Forecast also covers nearby Booker T. Washington National Monument.
37S Burlington
 
North Carolina   Home of the Astronomy Club of Alamance County.
37SW Oak Ridge
 
North Carolina   In Guilford county.
38S Greensboro
 
North Carolina   Home of the Greensboro Astronomy Club (GAC).
39E Yonderplace Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory near South Boston, VA.
39NE Altavista
 
Virginia  
42NW 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.
43W The Saddle
 
Virginia   A site used by the Roanoke Valley Astronomical Society. On the Blue Ridge Parkway at Rocky Knob.
44W Primland Observatory
 
Virginia   A public observatory in Meadows of Dan.
46SE Hillsborough
 
North Carolina  
48S 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.
48SW Union Cross
 
North Carolina   Between Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point.
49N Roanoke
 
Virginia   Home of the Roanoke Valley Astronomical Society.
50SW Thompson's Yard
 
North Carolina   A site used by FAS Bullington. North-west of Winston-Salem.
50SW High Point
 
North Carolina  
51SE Bahama
 
North Carolina   In Northern Durham Country, NC.
53E 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.
54N Lynchburg College Observatory
 
Virginia   Observatory of Lynchburg College. Located at the college's Claytor Nature Study Center in Bedford County.
54W Pilot Mountain
 
North Carolina   FAS Bullington Observing Site
56N BRAC Ivy Hill Site
 
Virginia   A site used by the Blue Ridge Astronomy Club.
56W Mount Airy
 
North Carolina   A town in Surry county.
57NE Liberty University
 
Virginia   University in Lynchburg.
57SE Morehead Observatory
 
North Carolina   Observatory of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
57SE Chapel Hill
 
North Carolina   A town in Orange county.
58SE Durham
 
North Carolina  
59SW CopperHead Ridge Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory.
59SW Astroquest
 
North Carolina   A private observatory.
59W Fancy Gap
 
Virginia   A site of the Winston-Salem Astronomical League.
60NW Blair Hill Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory near Christiansburg.
60SW ScottNC Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory.
60SW Hampton-Harmon Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory.
61NE Twin Peeks Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory.
61NW Robert's Hill
 
Virginia   A private observing site near Catawba.
61SE Sir Walter GC Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory in Granville County.
62N Sunset Field
 
Virginia   A site on the Blue Ridge Parkway used by the Blue Ridge Astronomy Club.
62NE Winfree Observatory
 
Virginia   An observatory at Randolph College.
63NW 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.
63S Asheboro
 
North Carolina  
64NW Selu Observatory
 
Virginia   Observatory of Radford University. Near Radford.
67NE Appomattox Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory.
67W Elk Horn Observatory
 
Virginia   Observatory of the Echo Ridge Astronomical Society.
69S Circle City Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory near Pittsboro.
69SE Jordan Lake
 
North Carolina   Covers B. Everett Jordan Lake and the Jordan Lake State Recreation Area.
71E Presbyterian Point
 
North Carolina   A point on the shore of Kerr Reservoir. Used by the Raleigh Astronomy Club.
72NW Martin Observatory
 
Virginia   Observatory of the Virginia Tech Physics Department.
72SW Mocksville
 
North Carolina   Home of the Carolina Star Hoppers.
73SE Franklinton
 
North Carolina  
73SE Cary
 
North Carolina   A town in Wake county.
73SW High Rock Lake Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory near High Rock Lake.
77NE Hampden-Sydney College Observatory
 
Virginia   Observatory of Hampden-Sydney College. In Hampden-Sydney.
79SE Raleigh
 
North Carolina   Home of the Raleigh Astronomy Club.
79SW NovaLab Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory near Salisbury,NC.
80W Stone Mountain State Park
 
North Carolina   State park near Roaring Gap.
81SW Salisbury
 
North Carolina   Home of the Astronomical Society of Rowan County.
83E South Hill
 
Virginia  
83NE James River State Park
 
Virginia   State park on the James river.
84SW Allison's Woods
 
North Carolina   An observing site of the Piedmont Amateur Astronomers. Near Turnersburg.
85W Wytheville
 
Virginia  
87W Elk Creek
 
Virginia   Forcast also covers the western half of the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area.
87W Echo Ridge Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory.
88SE Raven Rock State Park
 
North Carolina   State park near Lillington.
88W Doughton Park
 
North Carolina   A park with a dark sky near Laurel Springs.
89NE Welsh Mt. Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory near Shipman and halfway between Charlottesville & Lynchburg.
89S RapidEye Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory in rural Lee County.
90N Douthat State Park
 
Virginia   State park and International Dark Sky Park in Milboro.
90NW Greenbrier Observatory
 
West Virginia   A private observatory near White Sulpher Springs.
92N Big Spy Mountain Overlook
 
Virginia   An overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
92SE 3B Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory near Clayton.
93SE Spring Hope Observing Site
 
North Carolina   A private observing site outside of the town of Spring Hope.
93SE Clayton
 
North Carolina  
94NW Standing Stone Observatory
 
West Virginia   A private observatory.
95N Goshen
 
Virginia   A town in Rockbridge county.
98NW Chanticlear Observatory
 
West Virginia   A private observatory near Bluefield.
98S Pinehurst Country Club
 
North Carolina   A golf course.
98SW Concord-Kannapolis
 
North Carolina   Forecast covers the tarea around the towns of Concord and Kannapolis.
99S Pinehurst
 
North Carolina   Forecast also covers Southern Pines, Aberdeen, Taylortown, Monroetown and Wispering Pines.
100E Medoc Mountain State Park
 
North Carolina   link
100S 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
101NE Fan Mountain Observatory
 
Virginia   An observatory of the University of Virginia.
103W ASU Dark Sky Observatory
 
North Carolina   Observatory (DSO) of Appalachian State University. Near Phillips Gap.
104NW Camp Creek
 
West Virginia   Forecast covers the Camp Creek Canyon area including the Camp Creek State Forest.
104W Grayson Highlands
 
Virginia  
105SE Old Fields Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory.
107NE Dogwood Ridge Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory near Kidds Store.
108N Waynesboro
 
Virginia   Home to some members of the Shenandoah Valley Stargazers.
108N Watoga State Park
 
West Virginia   State park applying for dark-sky preserve status with the International Dark-Sky Association.
108NW Twin Sugars Observatory
 
West Virginia   A private observatory of a member of the Greenbrier Valley Astronomy Association. Near Friars Hill.
108SE Seaman Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory.
109SW South Lake Norman
 
North Carolina   Forecast covers the southern half of Lake Norman .
110N Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park
 
West Virginia   A state park near Hillsboro.
110NE Powhatan Wildlife Management Area
 
Virginia   Used as a dark sky site by the Richmond Astronomical Society. Near Powhatan.
110S ACME Planetary Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory near Raeford.
111N Staunton
 
Virginia   Home to some members of the Shenandoah Valley Stargazers.
111NE Calf Mountain Overlook
 
Virginia   A public overlook on Skyline drive In Shenandoah National Park.
112N Starlight Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory
112NW Backus Mountain Observatory
 
West Virginia   A private observatory.
112S Gibson Observing Site
 
North Carolina   A private observing site near Gibson Pond.
113SE Princeton Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory near Princeton.
113SE Pickersville Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory near Mingo.
114SE 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.
114SW Lucile Miller Observatory
 
North Carolina   An observatory of the Catawba Valley Astronomy Club. Near Maiden.
114SW Hickory
 
North Carolina  
115NE Lake Monticello
 
Virginia   Home to some members of the Charlottesville Astronomical Society.
115NE Leander McCormick Observatory
 
Virginia   An Observatory of the University of Virginia.
115S Fayetteville
 
North Carolina  
116NE Charlottesville
 
Virginia   Home of the University of Virginia's Leander McCormick Observatory and close to Fan Mountain Observatory.
117W Kelly's Chapel
 
Virginia   A landmark for nearby observers.
118N Pinetop Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory near Mount Sidney.
118SW Colby Observing Site
 
North Carolina   A private site.
118SW Charlotte
 
North Carolina   Home of the Charlotte Amateur Astronomers Club.
118W Snow Moon Camp Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory.
118W Rankin Science Observatory
 
North Carolina   Observatory of Appalachian State University. Near Boone.
119NE Leakes Mill Park
 
Virginia   Park in Goochland.
121SW Red Door Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory.
121SW Indian Trail
 
North Carolina  
122W Mountain City
 
Tennessee  
123N Stokesville Observatory
 
Virginia   Of the Shenandoah Valley Stargazers
124SW WestVale Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory near .
124SW 808.5 Observatory
 
South Carolina   A private observatory near Wesley Chapel.
125E New Moon Telescopes Observatory
 
Virginia   A commercial telescope maker's observatory.
125SW High Peak Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory near Valdese.
126NE Hay House Farm Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory somewhere around Louisa, VA.
126SW Ballantyne Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory.
127N Green Bank Observatory
 
West Virginia   Radio Observatory and for research and education. Also the home of the Green Bank Star Quest.
127W Glens of Grandfather Mountain
 
North Carolina   A private observing site.
128NE Ragland Observatory
 
Virginia   An observatory of the Richmond Astronomical Society.
128SW Gastonia
 
North Carolina   Home of the Gaston County Skywatchers.
129NE Blue Ridge Observatory
 
Virginia   On Flattop Mountain near Dyke.
129S St. Andrews University
 
North Carolina   College in Laurinburg.
130SW Morganton
 
North Carolina   A town in Burke County.
131W Turtle Rock Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory near Abingdon.
132NE Hidden Creek Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory.
132SW Gaston County
 
North Carolina   Home of the Gaston County Skywatchers.
133N Harrisonburg
 
Virginia   Home of the Shenanandoah Valley Stargazers and the John C. Wells Planetarium of James Madison University.
133NE Fenwick Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory in Henrico County.
134SW Sun City Carolina Lakes
 
South Carolina  
134SW Silver Creek Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory near Morganton.
135NE Montpelier Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory near Montpelier.
136NE Richmond
 
Virginia   "Home of the Science Museum of Virginia and the Richmond Astronomical Society
136NE Lagniappe Farm
 
Virginia   A private observing site of a member of the Charlottesville Astronomical Society.
136SW 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.
137E Peter's Bridge Observing Site
 
Virginia   A private observing site along Peter's Bridge Road, near Littleton.
137S Cheraw State Park
 
South Carolina   State park near Cheraw.
138E Newsoms
 
Virginia  
138N Kile Knob Observatory
 
West Virginia   A private observatory near Circlville.
138W Romulus Observatory
 
Tennessee   A private observatory.
139SW Andrew Jackson State Park
 
South Carolina   State park near Lancaster.
140S Robeson Planetarium and Science Center
 
North Carolina   Planetarium and Science Center in Lumberton.
140SW Peppermill Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory near Rock Hill.
141S Sugarloaf Observatory
 
South Carolina   Observatory near Patrick. Used by the Midlands Astronomy club
141SW Rock Hill
 
South Carolina  
141SW Kings Mountain State Park
 
South Carolina   State park near Blacksburg.
141W Burke Observatory
 
Tennessee   Observatory of King College. Also meeting place of the Bristol Astronomy Club. In Bristol.
142NE Keeble Observatory
 
Virginia   Observatory of Randolph-Macon College in Ashland.
142S Taxahaw
 
South Carolina  
142S H. Cooper Black Memorial Field
 
South Carolina   Trail and recreation area near Cheraw.
142S Gayle H. Riggsbee Observatory
 
South Carolina   Observatory of the Charlotte Amateur Astronomers Club.
142SW TwinOaks Observatory
 
South Carolina   Observatory near Rock Hill.
143SE Greenville
 
North Carolina   Home of East Carolina University.
143SW SLAB
 
North Carolina   A private site near Polkville.
144N 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.
144SW Taylor Oaks Observatory
 
South Carolina   A private observatory near Rock Hill.
144SW EcoEarth Village
 
North Carolina   A private site.
145N Spruce Knob
 
West Virginia   A site used by the OVAS and home to NOVAC's Almost Heaven Star Party. West Virginia's highest peak.
145NE Belmont Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory. Affiliated with the Rappahannock Astronomy Club.
145SW Lansford Canal State Park
 
South Carolina   State park near Catawba.
145SW BAO
 
South Carolina   A private observatory near Blacksburg.
147NE Big Meadows
 
Virginia   A site in Shenandoah National Park used by the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club.
147SE StarHub Observatory
 
North Carolina   Site of observatory located near the Neuse Nature Center in Kinston.
149E Franklin
 
Virginia  
149SE Bladen Lake State Forest
 
North Carolina  
149SW Craven E Williams Observatory
 
North Carolina   Observatory of Garner Webb University. Also a meeting place of the Cleveland County Astronomical Society. Near Boiling Springs.
150W Mayland Earth to Sky Park
 
North Carolina   Observatory and park of Mayland Community College.
151NE Morning Calm Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory.
151W Seven Mile Ridge Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory near Little Switzerland.
152NE PostOak
 
Virginia  
153E Sandy Point Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory.
153N Elk River WMA
 
West Virginia   A wildlife management area east of Sutton.
153W Johnson City
 
Tennessee   Home of the ETSU Planetarium of Eastern Tennessee University.
155SW Worth Mountain WMA
 
South Carolina   Aka WMWMA. Wildlife management area used as a dark sky site frequented by members of the Carolina SkyGazers.
155W ETSU Observatory
 
Tennessee   An observatory of East Tennessee State University. Near Johnson City.
156E Charles City observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory.
157E Colonial Virginia Aeromodelers Field
 
Virginia   Private field of an aircraft modeling club.
157N Cave Mountain Observatory Retreat
 
West Virginia   Aka CMOR. A private observing club.
157NE Lake of the Woods Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory (MPC I24) in Lake of the Woods.
157NE Culpeper
 
Virginia   A town in Culpeper County.
157S MAC-Hunter Observatory
 
South Carolina   Five observatories of members of the Midlands Astronomy Club. Near Behune.
157SW Rutherford County Astronomical Society - Site 1
 
North Carolina   A private observing site of the Rutherford County Astronomical Society.
158E Somerton Creek
 
Virginia   Near Somerton.
158NE East Coast Video Astronomy Rendezvous
 
Virginia   The ECVAR star party held at The Country Waye RV Campgrounds in Luray.
158W Rabbit Hole Observatory
 
Tennessee   A private observatory.
159NE Ryan Observing Site
 
Virginia   A private observation site.
159NE Mark Slade Remote Observatory
 
Virginia   AKA MSRO. Observatory owned by MSRO Science, Inc.
159S Little Pee Dee State Park
 
South Carolina   State park near Dillon.
159W Mount Mitchell
 
North Carolina   Centered on a lookout in Mount Mitchell State Park.
159W Caney Ridge Observatory
 
Virginia   Near Clintwood.
161SW Chester State Park
 
South Carolina   State park near Chester.
162E Isle of Wight County Courthouse
 
Virginia   Centered on a field adjacent to the courthouse. Anyone using the site must advise the Sheriff's office.
163E Merchants Millpond State Park
 
North Carolina   State park.
163N Jerome
 
Virginia  
163NE Summit Crossing Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory near Spotsylvania.
163NW Charleston
 
West Virginia  
164E Chippokes Plantation State Park
 
Virginia   Observing site of the Back Bay Amateur Astronomers. Near Surry
164E Arrowhead Beach
 
North Carolina   A town in Chowan county.
164SW Twelve Mile Post
 
North Carolina   A community near Lake Lure
165NE Millers Tavern
 
Virginia   Along Rt 360 west between Tappahannock and Aylett.
165SW Cherry Hill Farm
 
North Carolina   A private farm near Union.
166N Mountain Meadows Observatory
 
West Virginia   Private Observatory near Lost River State Park.
166SW Taylor Creek Observatory
 
South Carolina   A private observatory.
166SW Lake Wateree State Park
 
South Carolina   State park near Winnsboro.
166W 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.
167E Windsor Castle Park
 
Virginia   Park in Smithfield.
167E Thomas Harriot Observatory
 
Virginia   An observatory of the College of William & Mary.
167N Frog Hollow Farm
 
Virginia   a private observatory in Fort Valley
167S Francis Marion University Observatory
 
South Carolina   Observatory of Francis Marion University with public observing. In Florence.
167SW Dill Knob Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory near Black Mountain.
168S Goodale State Park
 
South Carolina   State park near Camden.
169N Clegg Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory near Woodstock.
169NE Stargazer's Field Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory.
169S Lee State Park
 
South Carolina   State park near Bishopville.
170E York River State Park
 
Virginia   A State park used as a dark sky site by the Virginia Peninsula Astronomy/Stargazers.
170E Attic Bluffs Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory.
170SW Springlake Observatory
 
South Carolina   A private observatory.
171NE Quiet Skies Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory of a member of the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club.
171NE Over The Hill Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory near Flint Hill.
171SE CFAS
 
North Carolina   An observing site of the Cape Fear Astronomical Society. About six miles from Burgaw.
171SW Squirrel Valley Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory.
173N Shenandoah County Park
 
Virginia   A park in Shenandoah County. Used by the Shenandoah Astronomical Society and site of monthly observing sessions
173N Horizon Planetary Observatory
 
West Virginia   Near Glenville.
173N Blackwater Falls
 
West Virginia   A state park and site of a star party held by the Kanawha Valley Astronomical Society.
173NE Mountain View Observatory
 
Virginia   An observatory near Warrenton.
173SW Spartanburg
 
South Carolina  
173W Natural Tunnel State Park
 
Virginia   State park in Scott county, near Duffield.
174E Riverview Farm Park
 
Virginia   Park near Newport News. Used as an observing site by members of the Virginia Peninsula Astronomy/Stargazers (VPAS).
174E Newport News Municipal Park
 
Virginia   An observing site of the Virginia Peninsula Astronomy/Stargazers(VPAS).
174SW Croft State Park
 
South Carolina   State park near Spartanburg.
174W Peek Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory somewhere in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
175NE Stafford
 
Virginia  
175NE C.M. Crockett Park
 
Virginia   A county park and recreation facility used as an observing site by the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club. In Midland.
175W His Glassworks Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory near Asheville.
175W Firefly Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory.
176E Woods Crossroads
 
Virginia   A town in Gloucester County.
176N Morning Star Observatory
 
West Virginia   A private observatory.
176NW Calhoun County Park
 
West Virginia   A park in Calhoun County. Used by The Wilderness Center Astronomy Club. Near Grantsville.
176SW Foothills Astronomical Society
 
North Carolina   A site of the Foothills Astronomical Society. Near Tryon.
176W Syzygy Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory somewhere around Asheville .
177SW Transit Dreams Observatory
 
South Carolina   Transit Dreams Observatory
178SE Jacksonville
 
North Carolina  
178W Pegasus Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory.
178W Lookout Observatory
 
North Carolina   Observatory of the University of North Carolina - Asheville with public events by registration. Used by the Astronomy Club of Asheville.
178W Asheville
 
North Carolina   Home of the Astronomy Club of Asheville.
179NW Spencer
 
West Virginia  
179SE Banjo Creek
 
North Carolina  
179SW Overstreet Observatory
 
South Carolina   A private observatory of a member of the Roper Mountain Astronomers. Near Spartanburg.
180E The Peninsula Observatory
 
North Carolina   A private observatory.
180SW Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site
 
South Carolina   State historic site near Union.
180W Surgoinsville
 
Tennessee  


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