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Tamke-Allan Observatory Public Star Gazing
Amateur astronomers come to Tamke-Allan Observatory the 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month and the public is always invited to join them to observe the stars.
Gate usually opens at 7:30 pm. Roane State Community College manages the TAO. TAO is located off Caney Creek road at coordinates 84.618w, 35.8325N.
Directions: The TAO is located on Caney Creek Road - turn left onto Keller Road (near the TWRA boat luanch area) and the road to the observatory is on the left.