Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Star Party Details

Hey, here are some more details about the April 4th Star Party.

Claxton AIG students are invited to be on the UNCA campus at 7:45 p.m. on April 4th. In room 119 of Robinson Hall (on the quad, to the left if you're facing away from the library) from 7:45 to 8:30 UNCA staff will present information about the moon, it's phases and craters.

At 8:30 everyone will go outside for some celestial viewing using lots of telescopes from UNCA and local enthusiasts.

This should be a lot of fun. A similar event last fall was awesome. The telescopes and their views are AMAZING!

Hope to see you there!

Monday, March 24, 2014

STAR PARTIES! NC Science Festival

Our good friends and colleagues at UNC-Asheville are contributing to the North Carolina Science Festival with a Star Party on April 4th!

UNCA and local astronomy enthusiasts will have telescopes set up on the UNCA quad. There will be presentations in Robinson Hall - room 119 or close - prior to the viewing. I'll let you know a specific time asap, but you can bet it's around sunset!

Also on the UNCA quad on April 11 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm is a solar viewing party. If you've never looked at the sun through a specially adapted telescope, you're in for a treat! Kind of crazy hours for school kids and their families, but if you can make it . . .

If you're interested in the North Carolina Science Festival, an event that spans the state, check out:

Click on the western region for a map with dates and locations for many cool events in our region!


Fourth Grade Personal Profiles

Here are the fourth graders presenting the PowerPoints for their personal profiles.