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.
The grant programs are now taking applications for research support, scholarships and fellowships.
“Humans in Space: Past, Present and Future,” will feature presentations from NASA astronaut and North Carolina native Christina Koch, astronomy experts, exhibits and activities.
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
Two astronomy nights will take place Oct. 14 and Oct. 15 at Cape Lookout National Seashore.
Cape Fear Museum of History and Science is hosting a rain-or-shine event for International Observe the Moon Night Saturday.
A NASA Solar System Ambassador will talk Saturday night at Cape Lookout National Seashore about about the James Webb Space Telescope.
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.
The James Webb Space Telescope is the largest, most powerful, and complex space telescope ever built and launched into space.
“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.
Cape Lookout National Seashore’s monthly Astronomy Night is set for May 6.
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.
Cape Lookout National Seashore officials are resuming the monthly Astronomy Night program and reopening the Beaufort visitor center for the season.
Stargazers can join the 10th annual Statewide Star Party April 8-9 at locations across the state, including a few on the coast.
This month’s presentation will highlight fall constellations.
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.