Header 2021 Statewide Star Party Application The deadline to apply to be a Star Party host site is Friday, December 11, 2020. For more details about the 2021 North Carolina Statewide Star Party, please visit www.ncscifest.org/starparty. 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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. 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. Event Date Month MonthApr Day Day123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930 Year Year2021 Please note: Star Party events must be scheduled for Friday, April 16 or Saturday, April 17, 2021 Event Start Time Hour Hour123456789101112 : Minute Minute000102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950515253545556575859 am pm Event End Time Hour Hour123456789101112 : Minute Minute000102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950515253545556575859 am pm Expected Attendance Cost This event is FREE to the public There is a fee to attend this event The fee will be: Event Plans Mini-Kit Distribution Mini-kit Distribution If you are unable or choose not to host an in-person event, we ask that you distribute the kit’s activity materials directly to 25 families. Please describe how you would plan to get those materials into the hands of families. Distribution plans * Virtual Offerings Virtual Offerings A suite of virtual offerings during the month of April 2021 will be made available to all Star Party hosts to promote to their audiences, such as presentations about the Moon and Mars and demonstrations on how to do the Star Party activities at home. Star Party hosts are invited to contribute to this suite of virtual offerings in whatever way best suits their site and expertise. For example, a Star Party host located at an observatory might offer a solar or nighttime observing livestream from their telescopes, a Star Party host at a library might offer an online storytime, a Star Party host at a planetarium might offer an online sky tour using planetarium software, a Star Party host at any site might offer a how-to video, a blog post, a conversation with an astronomy expert, a demonstration of a Star Party activity in a language other than English, etc. Would you like to contribute something to the suite of virtual offerings? Please describe. Science for All Science for All 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. Consider your audience for any in-person event you may plan or for receiving activity materials directly, and for virtual offerings. Please describe * Commitment Your commitment Please confirm all of the following: * Our organization's administration has agreed to support this Statewide Star Party event. We will use the Star Party kit activities, by leading the activities as part of an in-person skywatching event for the public (on April 16 or 17), OR by supplying the activity materials in the kit directly to our audiences for their use at home. We agree to promote the Star Party’s virtual suite of offerings to our audiences. We agree to read and respond to communications from the Star Party Coordinators, and pass along communications to everyone working the event.