NEW DATE! Statewide Star Party: Alamance County

NEW DATE! Statewide Star Party: Alamance County

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WHEN

4/22 (Friday)
from 8:00pm - 10:00pm
2022-04-23 00:00:002022-04-23 02:00:00America/New_YorkNEW DATE! Statewide Star Party: Alamance CountyThis event has been rescheduled for Friday, 4/22. See you there! Alamance County Public Libraries is partnering with UNCG's Three College Observatory to host: A Look Back In Time with James Webb Space Telescope Star Party. Register here for one of the 50 available spots for this exciting event where we will explore outer space not only with binoculars, small telescopes, but also with the observatory's Cassegrain reflecting telescope, the one of the largest telescope in the southeast. Each registered participant will receive a packet of fun educational activities that they can do beforehand to help them expound on their understanding of space. The James Webb Space Telescope will be the focus of our party with how it works, what it will look at, and why it is important to us. These activities will include a constellation scavenger hunt while listening to a storyteller weave the legends of constellations, a galaxy in a jar STEM activity for our teen participants, and space themed trivia with book prizes while we wait to safely view the heavens from within the obseravtory.  For COVID safety, we will be breaking up the group into smaller numbers to keep a safe distance and encouraging the use of masks with hand sanitizer readily available on every table and sanitizing wipes for use between observers using the telescopes and binoculars. Registration is required: https://forms.gle/HsksicMKTt93XqCY8 Alamance County Public Libraries (ACPL) provide learning opportunities for all members of our community to be successful in living a larger life by nurturing the heart and the mind. NCSciFest's annual Statewide Star Party is made possible through the generous support of the NC Space Grant. 5106 Thompson Mill Rd, Graham, NC 27253

WHERE

Three College Observatory
5106 Thompson Mill Rd
Graham, NC 27253

AUDIENCE

ADMISSION

FREE

OFFICIAL WEBSITE

ABOUT THIS EVENT

This event has been rescheduled for Friday, 4/22. See you there!

Alamance County Public Libraries is partnering with UNCG's Three College Observatory to host: A Look Back In Time with James Webb Space Telescope Star Party.

Register here for one of the 50 available spots for this exciting event where we will explore outer space not only with binoculars, small telescopes, but also with the observatory's Cassegrain reflecting telescope, the one of the largest telescope in the southeast. Each registered participant will receive a packet of fun educational activities that they can do beforehand to help them expound on their understanding of space.

The James Webb Space Telescope will be the focus of our party with how it works, what it will look at, and why it is important to us. These activities will include a constellation scavenger hunt while listening to a storyteller weave the legends of constellations, a galaxy in a jar STEM activity for our teen participants, and space themed trivia with book prizes while we wait to safely view the heavens from within the obseravtory. 

For COVID safety, we will be breaking up the group into smaller numbers to keep a safe distance and encouraging the use of masks with hand sanitizer readily available on every table and sanitizing wipes for use between observers using the telescopes and binoculars.

Registration is required: https://forms.gle/HsksicMKTt93XqCY8

Alamance County Public Libraries (ACPL) provide learning opportunities for all members of our community to be successful in living a larger life by nurturing the heart and the mind.

NCSciFest's annual Statewide Star Party is made possible through the generous support of the NC Space Grant.

AUDIENCE

ADMISSION

FREE!

OFFICIAL WEBSITE