There will be plenty of action in the night sky this year. | Photo via Pexels
Calling all stargazers. We’ve put together a handy guide of this year’s celestial events so you won’t miss a thing. Grab your calendar, mark down these dates, and start planning your 2023 night sky viewing adventures.
Psst — watch out for a comet on the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 1. Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) will approach Earth for the first time in 50,000 years. The Virtual Telescope Project 2.0 will host a livestream beginning on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 11 p.m.
🌕 Full moons and supermoons
It may technically be the Year of the Water Rabbit, but it’s also the moon’s year to shine. While most years there are 12 full moons, 2023 will welcome 13 (two will occur in August). Here’s the full list, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac.
February 5: Snow moon
March 7: Worm moon
April 6: Pink moon
May 5: Flower moon
June 3: Strawberry moon
July 3: Buck moon
August 1: Sturgeon moon
August 30: Blue moon
September. 29: Harvest moon
October 28: Hunter’s moon
November 27: Beaver moon
December 26: Cold moon
Click the button below for the best places to view these out of this world events.
Governor’s School Jazz Orchestra | Monday, Jan. 23 | 7:30 p.m. | Smith Recital Hall, 15 University St., Greenville | Free | Listen to the works of major jazz composers including Ellington, Monk, and Mingus, plus modern renditions of compositions.
Seed Propagation | Monday, Jan. 23 | 6-7 p.m. | Simpsonville Branch, 626 NE Main St., Simpsonville | Free | Discover easy seeds for beginners, how to select seeds, when to start seed (including indoors), what containers and growing media to use, and other helpful tips for propagating seeds.
Tuesday, January 24
Come from Away | Tuesday, Jan. 24-Sunday, Jan. 29 | Times vary | Peace Center, 300 S. Main St., Greenville | $35-$100 | Watch the true story of 7,000 stranded passengers on September 12, 2001 and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them.
Tuesday Talk Series | Tuesday, Jan. 24 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Hughes Main Library, 25 Heritage Green Pl., Greenville | Free | Discover the life and legacy of Steve Jobs and participate in a Q+A session led by Dr. Kevin Treu of Furman University.
Dips and Sips | Tuesday, Jan. 24 | 7-9 p.m. | Traveler’s Taproom, 2624 Poinsett Hwy., Greenville | $25 | Try four wines paired with four different types of homemade dip.
Shaken, Smoked, and Stirred Cocktail Class | Tuesday, Jan. 24 | 7-9:30 p.m. | Six & Twenty Distillery, 556 Perry Ave., Ste. B103, Greenville | $65 | Listen to an introduction to spirits and the tools and concepts of successful cocktail making by a mixologist before you make 3 distinctly different cocktails.
Swamp Rabbits vs Atlanta Gladiators | Wednesday, Jan. 25 | 7:05 p.m. | Bon Secours Wellness Arena, 650 N. Academy St., Greenville | $19-$50 | Catch the Greenville Swamp Rabbits as they take on the Atlanta Gladiators.
We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
Phase four of the $121 million SCDOT Woodruff Road congestion project is set to begin this spring, with plans to negotiate acquiring 22+ businesses that are currently located in 46 acres needed for the project. Construction is expected to begin in 2026 to extend the Parallel Parkway to Smith Hines Road. 🚧 (FOX Carolina)
After delaying breaking ground in late 2022 due to “the instability of construction costs,” developers say they plan to begin construction on a 134-room boutique hotel in Greenville’s West End at North Markley and Rhett streets in the first half of this year. They hope to open the hotel in late 2024 or early 2025. 🏨 (The Post and Courier Greenville)
Mak & Cheesecakes, a shop selling New York-style cheesecake, will open its storefront at 510 S.E. Main St., Simpsonville in time to get your Valentine something sweet. The bakery is ready to serve starting Saturday, Feb. 11. Can’t wait that long? Follow its Instagram for where you can find the cheesecake cart popping up.
No. 6. That’s where “Business Factors” ranked Greenville on its list of Best Business Climates for small cities in the US. The publication looked at resources for business owners, our city’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem, affordability, talent, and diversity.
“I’ll Be” Grabbing tickets to Edwin McCain’supcoming performance at the Peace Center on Valentines Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14. This Greenville singer-songwriter will have you singing along to hits like “I Could Not Ask for More” with your better half. ♥️
Voting is now open for the Upstate Music Awards. Support your favorite local artists so they can take home the prize on Sunday, April 2 at the Peace Center. 🎤
Tri-County Technical College (with campuses in Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties) is the first technical school in the state to have its officers become accredited by the SC Law Enforcement Association. The achievement makes the police force — with just 14 officers across three campuses — the smallest accredited agency in SC. 🚔 (The Post and Courier Greenville)
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