Statewide Star Party: Ingram Planetarium
ABOUT THIS EVENT
On July 20th, 2019 the world will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the NASA Apollo 11 mission that would take humankind to the moon. Leading up to the big anniversary, in this year's Statewide Star Party Ingram Planetarium will explore the moon and beyond by examining the rich history that is found in the preparations for human space travel.
We will take an in-depth look into the Tektite II mission which saw an all-women team of scientists participate in a psychological study, underwater, of the scientific teams working in closed environments, similar to that of spacecraft. The Tektite II and similar studies would be at the foundation of astronaut health research that would form a base for life on the space shuttles, and later the International Space Station. We will also be offering hands-on science opportunities in our Paul Dennis Science Hall, followed by the flagship activity of the Statewide Star Party, a telescope and binocular skywatching opportunity, weather permitting.
The NC Science Festival’s annual Statewide Star Party is made possible through the generous support of the NC Space Grant. www.ncspacegrant.org