Star Party

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Event Date:
Saturday, April 21, 2018 7pm - 10pm

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6th Annual Statewide Star Party

Saturday, April 21st, 7 PM - 10 PM

Explore the endless wonders of the spring cosmos during a live star show inside the James H. Lynn Planetarium's dome theater, then step outside and discover these celestial sights for yourself using the planetarium's telescopes. Trained staff will be available to show you how the telescopes work and direct you to the more interesting astronomical sights. Prior to the show, hands-on activities will be offered. Telescope viewing is weather permitting.

$5 All Visitors    *Does not include Museum Admission

As part of the evening’s events, we will feature a special preview of the planetarium’s newest program that will premiere this summer. The preview showing and live guided tour of the night sky will begin at 7:30pm inside the full-dome theater. After sunset, everyone is welcome to step outside and gaze at a selection of the night sky’s offerings through a variety of our telescopes. Outdoor observing is estimated to begin at approximately 8:30pm.

Telescope viewing is an outdoor activity and dependent upon the weather. Please call the Schiele Museum at 704-866-6900 or visit our Facebook page on the afternoon of the event to ensure that telescope observing will take place. Indoor activities, including the preview show and live tour of the night sky, will take place regardless of weather.