Statewide Star Party: Western Carolina University
ABOUT THIS EVENT
Western Carolina University’s Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources will host a free evening moon viewing party at the Jackson County Airport overlooking the WCU campus on Friday, April 12th beginning at 7:30 pm. Geology and Astronomy faculty from WCU will be on hand with telescopes to show the Moon, Venus, Jupiter and its moons, star clusters and galaxies. They will also teach how to identify spring constellations, provide historical context for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing in July 1969, and lead activities for children on this year’s theme: “The Moon and beyond.”
Dress warmly! NOTE: In case of bad weather or overcast skies, the viewing will be postponed to Saturday April 13th at the same time and location. The event is part of the 2019 North Carolina Science Festival’s Statewide Star Party, and it is free and open to the public.
The NC Science Festival’s annual Statewide Star Party is made possible through the generous support of the NC Space Grant. http://www.ncspacegrant.org/