North Carolina Statewide Star Party
Be a part of the second annual North Carolina Statewide Star Party, a signature event of North Carolina Science Festival!
If you’ve never been to a star party or a skywatching session, here’s a time-lapse video that shows you the entire event, start to finish. This video was made by Chapel Hill astronomer Joe Pedit and is used with his permission.
On April 4 and April 5, 2014, astronomy clubs, state and local parks, planetariums and nature centers will host public skywatching sessions at dozens of sites across North Carolina. The focus for the 2014 Statewide Star Party is the Moon. Most sites will observe a variety of other celestial objects as well. The host sites provide the telescopes; you provide the curiosity.
These are family-friendly events. Most events are free; a few require advance registration. You’re invited to look into the universe with us!
The North Carolina Statewide Star Party is made possible thanks to the generous support of NC Space Grant.
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