The Cass Scenic Railroad State Park in Pocahontas County will host a new moon run.
The excursion begins at the depot, where the train is scheduled to depart at 8 p.m. on Tuesday. From there, the train will make its way to Whittaker Station, a 4-mile trip.
While at Whittaker, there will be an opportunity to gaze at the night sky through telescopes. The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is helping with the event and astronomers will be on hand to help point out stars, constellations and planets.
In case of cloudy skies, upon return from the trip, activities at the Community Center will include "Story in the Stars" talk, star lab and some hands on activities. Milky Way candy bars are part of the evening snacks. There is a 100-passenger limit for the new moon excursions. The cost is $36 for adults, $26 for children ages 5-12 and $16 for children under 5.
For more information, call 304-456-4300, ext. 104 or 101.