POSTPONED - Statewide Star Party: Western Carolina University

visitors looking through a telescope

POSTPONED - Statewide Star Party: Western Carolina University

visitors looking through a telescope
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4/8 (Friday)
from 7:30pm - 10:30pm
2022-04-08 23:30:002022-04-09 02:30:00America/New_YorkPOSTPONED - Statewide Star Party: Western Carolina UniversityPOSTPONED Due to wintry weather, our statewide star party event will be postponed for both Friday AND Saturday. Please join us Sunday 4/10 from 12 to 5 pm at Science at the Jackson Arts Market in Sylva, NC (533 W Main St Sylva, NC 28779) for a safe solar viewing through telescopes with filters as well as activities to learn about the James Webb Telescope, stellar evolution and using astronomy to look back in time. Western Carolina University’s Department of Chemistry and Physics will host a free evening telescope viewing party at the 5th floor Terrace of the Apodaca Science Building at the WCU campus. Astronomy faculty from WCU will be on hand with telescopes to show the Moon, spring-time constellations, star clusters, and galaxies. They will lead activities for children on this year’s theme: “Understanding the Universe, The Science of NASA’s Webb Space Telescope”. Dress warmly! NOTE: In case of bad weather or overcast skies, the viewing will be postponed to Saturday, April 9th at the same time and location. For more information about the telescope viewing, contact Enrique Gómez, WCU associate professor of physics and astronomy, at 828-227-2718. The NC Science Festival’s annual Statewide Star Party is made possible through the generous support of the NC Space Grant. Apodaca Science Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723

WHERE

Apodaca Science Building, Western Carolina University
Apodaca Science Building
460 Memorial Drive
Cullowhee, NC 28723

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FREE

ABOUT THIS EVENT

POSTPONED

Due to wintry weather, our statewide star party event will be postponed for both Friday AND Saturday. Please join us Sunday 4/10 from 12 to 5 pm at Science at the Jackson Arts Market in Sylva, NC (533 W Main St Sylva, NC 28779) for a safe solar viewing through telescopes with filters as well as activities to learn about the James Webb Telescope, stellar evolution and using astronomy to look back in time.

Western Carolina University’s Department of Chemistry and Physics will host a free evening telescope viewing party at the 5th floor Terrace of the Apodaca Science Building at the WCU campus. Astronomy faculty from WCU will be on hand with telescopes to show the Moon, spring-time constellations, star clusters, and galaxies. They will lead activities for children on this year’s theme: “Understanding the Universe, The Science of NASA’s Webb Space Telescope”. Dress warmly!

NOTE: In case of bad weather or overcast skies, the viewing will be postponed to Saturday, April 9th at the same time and location.

For more information about the telescope viewing, contact Enrique Gómez, WCU associate professor of physics and astronomy, at 828-227-2718.

The NC Science Festival’s annual Statewide Star Party is made possible through the generous support of the NC Space Grant.

AUDIENCE

ADMISSION

FREE!

Photo Credit: 

E. Gómez