Our Carolina Sky

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Event Date:
Friday, May 04, 2018 7pm - 8pm

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Friday, May 4th -- 7PM

The May 4 installment will highlight the sights and events that fill this month’s night sky. As we begin the month of May, the peak of the Eta Aquarids meteor shower brings the possibility of shooting stars gracing our sky after midnight. In the early evening hours, our spring stars climb higher in the sky each night as we catch our first glimpse of familiar summer constellations, like Libra the Scales and Scorpius the Scorpion. Jupiter, the king of the Solar System, rises into the evening sky after sunset this month and places itself at its closest point to Earth for the year awarding us beautiful views of the planet and its moons in May. We will take a closer look at Jupiter thanks to the newest images being sent back from the Juno spacecraft in orbit around the gas giant. Join us to discover these sights and more that await in “Our Carolina Sky.”

This new monthly program series is hosted by James H. Lynn Planetarium Director, Will Snyder.

$5 per person  *Advanced ticket purchases strongly suggested*

Tickets online here!

 

*Member planetarium tickets not redeemable at this event. Program lasts about one hour. Does not include museum admission.