Statewide Star Party: Aurora Fossil Museum
ABOUT THIS EVENT
Join us for a virtual star party where participants can view constellations either in-person or virtually (depending on conditions).
Our event will start at 6:30pm, with an introduction to the first Aurora Fossil Museum Astronomical viewing session and a speaker sharing their experience exploring the universe.
Around 7:30pm eastern we will transition to a view of the waxing gibbous moon as the sun sets. We will then explore the lit side of the moon together with our audience.
Around 8:30pm we will give a short overview of the Lyrids Meteor shower and possible locations of meteor sightings. Guests on-site and online viewers will then be invited to go outside and attempt to view some meteors entering our atmosphere.
All talks and telescope views will be projected on our main screen in our conference room and recorded as a Youtube live event on the Aurora Fossil Museum Facebook page. Weather may be an issue with viewings, but we will still give informative presentations on what we should be viewing if clouded out.
This event will be free of charge. In-person attendance will be limited to 40 people on a first-come basis, but guests are also encouraged to join us on the Facebook live event.
The NC Science Festival’s annual Statewide Star Party is made possible through the generous support of the NC Space Grant.