July 14 Indoor Meeting: Skywatching with the Public

Location: NCSU Crafts Center (directions)
Date: July 14, 2017
Time: 7:30-9:30pm


Many RAC members offer their time, expertise, and equipment for astronomy outreach, and partner with other organizations to help make skywatching sessions for the public a success. Join Morehead Planetarium educators and coordinators of the NC Statewide Star Party (the biggest statewide star party for the public in the universe?) for a discussion of skywatching with the public in the Triangle. During this meeting, you’ll get to have some fun with a couple of hands-on astronomy activities, hear the story of how the annual Statewide Star Party came to be, learn about the Carolinas Solar Eclipse Initiative funded by NC Space Grant, and provide your thoughts on how you’d like Morehead Planetarium to work with RAC in the future on the Statewide Star Party and other public skywatching efforts.

After the presentation, we will discuss additional RAC business. We will then adjourn for "dinner" at a Sammy's Tap and Grill on Avent Ferry Rd.