Amateur astronomers are seeking nice dark places where they can watch the nighttime sky. They just might find it in Calhoun County.
Saturday night stargazers will set up their equipment in a park near Grantsville to see just how dark it is.
Tim Ezzell is a researcher at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He’s leading a team of other UT researchers and officials in Calhoun County to determine if this area is dark enough to become an attractive tourist destination.
“We looked at maps and charts and sure enough Calhoun was about the darkest place left in the Eastern United States," Exell explained.