Star light, star bright — won’t you join us for a show tonight? The cicadas are singing, and the air smells like campfire smoke, or drive-in popcorn, or a saltwater breeze. From the mountains to the coast, nighttime in North Carolina is a work of art.
10 Beautiful Places to Go Stargazing in NC
Where to stop and look up from mountains to coast.
OS Knows Best: Stargazing
Find out what three astronomy experts have to say about using star charts and telescopes, their favorite places in North Carolina to stargaze, and the most amazing things they’ve ever seen in the night sky.
Photo Essay: A Look at the Full Carolina Moon
Our trees may still be stripped, our fields and farms still frozen, but take heart: Our landscape shimmers beneath the radiance of a full Carolina moon.
Ramblin’ Man: Studying North Carolina’s Starry Winter Sky
December’s night sky puts on a show, whether you can identify what you’re seeing — or just like the pretty lights.