BLOUNT COUNTY, Tenn. — Take a step away from the city lights and enjoy the view of the stars in the Smokies this weekend. 

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hosting a stargazing program in Cades Cove on Saturday, Sept. 7, according to a news release from the park.

Attendees will be able to see Jupiter and its moons close-up, a quarter moon high in the sky and several constellations.

Cades Cove Loop Road will be closed at sunset to motor vehicles, so participants will not be able to drive to the viewing site or park along the road.

The park suggested attendees wear comfortable walking shoes, dress warmly and bring a flashlight.

Participants are also encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on, along with their own binoculars. 

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