Department of Parks
Star-Gazers Are Invited to Cumberland Falls for 'Star Party' March 28
CORBIN, Ky. -- Cumberland Falls State Resort Park will celebrate its newly expanded astronomy program with a “Star Party” scheduled for Saturday March 28, 2009.
With the purchase of three high-powered telescopes, astronomy binoculars, and stargazing software made possible by a state/federal grant, the program has started with great success.
The next Winter Star Party is set for March 28 at 7:00 p.m. Participants will meet in the Moonbow Room inside the DuPont Lodge. Star Party participants will learn to read a sky map, view the moon, planets, and other objects in the sky. In case of inclement weather, participants will utilize computer software to simulate what would be seen on a clear night. Star Parties are free of charge.
For more information, contact Steve Gilbert at 800-325-0063.
Cumberland Falls, known as the "Niagara of the South," is a 125-foot wide curtain of water dramatic either day or night. But it's only at night during a full moon that you can see the moonbow, a phenomenon not found anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere.
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park offers lodge and cottage accommodations as well as a campground. All 51 lodge guest rooms were recently renovated. The resort park boasts a three-diamond rating from AAA.
Cumberland Falls is 20 miles southwest of Corbin. Take US 25W to KY 90. From I-75 south, take exit 25. From I-75 north, take exit 15.
The Kentucky Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov