Statewide Star Party Sites in the Triad

This year’s Star Party theme is “Star Light, Star Bright.”


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This year’s North Carolina Science Festival will also include the fifth annual Statewide Star Party with several astronomy clubs, state and local parks, planetariums and nature centers hosting FREE sky-watching sessions at 49 sites throughout the state.

This year’s Star Party theme is “Star Light, Star Bright.” Hosts will lead hands-on activities from the Star Party kit that will help visitors observe stars and understand their life cycles.

Here are the Star Party events happening in the Triad:

Friday, April 21

Yadkin County Park
6600 Service Road
Yadkinville, NC 27055
6-11 p.m. Forsyth Astronomical Society will be set up on the lower soccer field.

Hanging Rock State Park Visitor Center
1790 Hanging Rock Park Road
Danbury, NC 27016
8-10 p.m. The Piedmont Astronomy Club will provide telescopes for viewing. Other hands-on astronomy activities will also be held.

Saturday, April 22

Pilot Mountain State Park
1792 Pilot Knob Park Road
Pinnacle, NC 27043
7:30-10:30 p.m. Come join the Statewide Star Party as Park Rangers and members of the Forsyth Astronomical Society help you find your way in the sky. Telescopes will be provided for public use and various activities led by Volunteers and Park Rangers will take place throughout the evening. The viewing will take place in the summit area after dark, weather permitting.

Greensboro Science Center
4301 Lawndale Drive
Greensboro, NC 27455
8:30-10 p.m. Join the Greensboro Science Center and members of the Greensboro Astronomy Club as we investigate the night sky, themed around the 'stars' of constellations and star clusters. We'll provide the telescopes. Visitors are encouraged to bring binoculars. We'll also have hands-on activities and a planetarium show featuring seasonal stargazing.

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Source: North Carolina Science Festival


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