(09/20/2014)
Calhoun developing plans for “starpark”
Calhoun developing plans for “starpark  By Marcus Constantino, Multimedia reporter for Charleston Daily Mail

Calhoun County is looking to the skies for a plan that could bring a unique kind of tourism into the rural county.

Planning and visioning meetings for a Calhoun County “Starpark” will take place this Saturday and Sunday at Calhoun County Park in Grantsville. Dr. Tim Ezzell, director of the University of Tennessee’s Community Partnership Center, will join county officials and amateur astronomers from across the region to brainstorm ideas for developing Calhoun County Park as a haven for astronomers and skywatchers.

“Calhoun (County) is pretty rural and pretty isolated, but because of that, we learned it’s actually one of the darkest spots in the eastern part of the United States, which is pretty cool,” Ezzell said. “We’re trying to build on that asset and explore some ideas with some folks to do some development up there based on and around night sky recreation.”

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