Celebrate Earth Day’s 50th anniversary this year by joining us for the Statewide Star Party. There will be activities for all to enjoy! Enter inside a mobile planetarium and experience a guided star program within our auditorium, explore the night sky with the help of amateur astronomers and their scopes, take part in children’s activities provided at the park’s Visitor Center, and listen to a talk on local night sky research by special guest Dr. Stan Riggs, Professor Emeritus at ECU. Partnering agencies include Coastal Studies Institute, NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island, A Time for Science, Friends of Jockey’s Ridge, and the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.
This event is free to the public. Park gate closing hours will be extended to accommodate the event. Please contact Ranger Austin Paul at email@example.com or call (252) 441-7132 for event details.
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/