Crystal Coast Stargazers, Cape Lookout National Seashore, Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center and Fort Macon State Park have teamed up to host the two star parties on Harkers Island.
Sea Grant, Space Grant offer research funding
The grant programs are now taking applications for research support, scholarships and fellowships.
Astronomy Days at Natural Sciences museum Jan. 28–29
“Humans in Space: Past, Present and Future,” will feature presentations from NASA astronaut and North Carolina native Christina Koch, astronomy experts, exhibits and activities.
Washing up for the holidays
A strong southeast wind, heavy rains and an especially high tide combine to create a pool reaching from the ocean to the showers on the west side of the Oceanana Fishing Pier Thursday in Atlantic Beach. While not a king tide, which are the highest high- and lowest low-tide events of the year and happen when the Earth, sun and moon are aligned while the moon is at its perigee, or closest point in its elliptical orbit to Earth, Dec. 26-25 is a period of higher- and lower-than-normal tides. The the lunar perigee is Dec. 24. Photo: Dylan Ray
Cape Lookout to host two astronomy nights this month
Two astronomy nights will take place Oct. 14 and Oct. 15 at Cape Lookout National Seashore.
Cape Fear Museum to host international moon viewing
Cape Fear Museum of History and Science is hosting a rain-or-shine event for International Observe the Moon Night Saturday.
Webb telescope the star of this month’s astronomy night
A NASA Solar System Ambassador will talk Saturday night at Cape Lookout National Seashore about about the James Webb Space Telescope.
Mars helicopter engineer to speak on National Aviation Day
Dr. J. “Bob” Balaram, originator of the concept that became NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, served as its chief engineer during its development, test and operations.
Webb telescope the star of Lookout’s July Astronomy Night
The James Webb Space Telescope is the largest, most powerful, and complex space telescope ever built and launched into space.
Astronomy Night at Lookout to feature film screening
“Saving the Dark,” directed by Sriram Murali and created in association with the International Dark Sky Association, is to be presented at 8:30 p.m., before the Stargazers club moves outdoors.
Astronomy Night May 6 at Cape Lookout
Cape Lookout National Seashore’s monthly Astronomy Night is set for May 6.
Cape Lookout to celebrate International Dark Sky Week
April 22-23 is International Dark Sky Week, and the Cape Lookout National Seashore is celebrating with stargazing at the Harkers Island visitor center and nighttime cruises offered by Island Express Ferry Service.
Lookout to resume Astronomy Night, reopen visitor center
Cape Lookout National Seashore officials are resuming the monthly Astronomy Night program and reopening the Beaufort visitor center for the season.
Coastal events set as part of 10th Statewide Star Party
Stargazers can join the 10th annual Statewide Star Party April 8-9 at locations across the state, including a few on the coast.
Astronomy Night Friday at Cape Lookout National Seashore
This month’s presentation will highlight fall constellations.
NASA ambassador to be on hand for Astronomy Night
The free Astronomy Night at the Cape Lookout National Seashore’s visitor center this month will feature a presentation by NASA’s Brandon Porter and telescope tips from the Stargazers club.