The Dill Knob Observatory was established for visual observation of the night skies and of the Sun. It is located at an elevation of 3800 feet in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
The purpose of this website is to provide useful information for those interested in astronomy and current events in the sky.
The Asheville Astronomy Club publishes details of current celestial events and local happenings. Special thanks to Bernie Arghiere for creating this useful resource. Click to view the club website.
Comet ISON is on its way. It may yet prove to be an amazing sight in December, but it could be over-hyped. Read the latest news on Comet ISON from Sky and Telescope Magazine.
In all of the history of mankind there will be only one generation which will be the first to explore the solar system, one generation for which in childhood the planets are distant and indistinct disks moving through the night, and for which in old age the planets are places, diverse new worlds in the course of exploration ….. There will be a time in our future history when the solar system will be explored and inhabited by men who will be looking outward toward the first trip to the stars. To them and to all who come after us, the present moment will be a pivotal instant in the history of mankind.
– Carl Sagan, 1970