2020 Statewide Star Party Application

Application Deadline: November 15, 2019

All applicants will be notified by: December 6, 2019

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Event Information

Please note: Star Party events must be scheduled for Friday, April 24, or Saturday, April 25, 2020
Describe your plans for organizing your Star Party event. Please include the location, intended audience, collaborators and partners, how your participants will observe the sky, other activities participants will do at your event, your rain/cloud plan, your staffing plan, your plan for promoting your event, and any other details you feel are important.
Star Party events usually offer telescope viewing. Where will your telescopes—and the people to operate them—come from? If you plan to partner with amateur astronomers or an astronomy club, tell us which astronomers/club and whether you already have a relationship with them.
We will be hosting a professional development session from 2-6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Dinner will be provided. This session will be an opportunity to learn how to use this year’s activity kit, to connect with other hosts, and to solidify your event plans. Please indicate below if you would plan to attend on February 11:
The North Carolina Science Festival is committed to the mission of “Science for All.” Please describe how your institution and your participation in the Statewide Star Party helps to achieve that mission and improve access to STEM opportunities for North Carolinians, particularly underserved and underrepresented populations.
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