The night sky above the Carolinas is constantly changing; have you ever wondered what lies overhead? Join us the first Friday of each month to discover how our sky has changed and to stay up-to-date with the newest space missions and discoveries. Take a live tour of the current month’s constellations and explore various topics ranging from the earliest history of astronomy to the latest advancements in the field. This new monthly program series is hosted by James H. Lynn Planetarium Director, Will Snyder.
The October 5 installment will highlight the sights and events that fill this month’s night sky. Visit us under the planetarium dome to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo VII mission, the first human spaceflight of the Apollo program and the first live television broadcast from space. While we remember the past, we will look forward to the Draconids and Orionids meteor showers that bring the chance of shooting stars passing overhead throughout October. Find out where and when to look for your best chance of spotting meteors from this back-to-back event. Also this month, we’ll track down familiar fall constellations like Cassiopeia, Pisces, and Pegasus that arrive back in our sky after the summer months. Join us as we discover these sights and more that await in “Our Carolina Sky.”
Admission to “Our Carolina Sky” is $5.00 for everyone over 3 years of age. The program will begin promptly at 7:00pm, and late admission will not be possible.