Posts By Michael Salotti

The Story Behind Fairy Stone State Park

Long, long ago there where fairies that inhabited a remote area in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They roamed free while enjoying the beauty of their enchanted habitat. One day, while playing in a sunny glade, an elfin messenger arrived from a far away city bearing the sad news of Christ’s death. UponRead… Read more »

The Crewe Astronomy Club

Virginia State Parks offer many wonderful events and programs all throughout the year. Many of these programs are free or very moderately priced which helps in today’s economy. I was lucky enough to attend one of these events at Pocahontas State Park this weekend when the Crewe Astronomy Club came to hold an educational programRead… Read more »

Stargazing in Virginia State Parks

You do not need to be a professional astronomer to enjoy all that space has to offer. There are quite a few things you can see without a telescope at parks in Virginia. The problem you may encounter around your house is something that is referred to as light pollution. This is caused by allRead… Read more »