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October 2015 Events
Is There Anybody Out There?
Beginning January 1 Saturdays 11 AM & 2:30 PM Sundays 2:30 PM Tuesday - Friday 3:30 PM
Type: Planetarium
Are we alone? Mankind has pondered the question of other intelligent life in the universe for millennia. This program explores technology that we may use to detect alien civilizations, what we might discover and assesses the probabilities of life beyond our planet in this original production of the James H. Lynn Planetarium.
The Light-Hearted Astronomer
Saturday – Sunday 1:30 PM; Free Tuesdays (the second Tuesday of each month) 6 PM; Free Fridays (the fourth Friday of each month) 3:30 PM
Type: Planetarium
Ken Fulton has been described as the light-headed astronomer, but he is best known for his book, The Light-Hearted Astronomer. Naked eye and binocular observing are promoted in this adaptation, along with the personal experience and enjoyment of astronomy. Visitors will also learn how NOT to buy a telescope...perfect information for the upcoming Holiday season!
Saturdays and Sundays 3:30
Type: Planetarium
There is more in the night sky than you can see with your naked eye. Learn how to explore the universe with binoculars and small telescopes without leaving your own backyard.
Schiele Trail -O- Treats
Friday, October 30, 6 - 8 PM (5 PM Members only)
Type: Public Program
Enjoy planetarium shows, hands on activities, hay rides, and collect treats as you explore outdoors along the Trail-O-Treats. Great for the entire family. Kids are encouraged to attend in costume. Be sure to bring your flashlight to light your way. $5 Members / $7 Non-Members
The Solar System: A Journey of Exploration
Feature Exhibit Opens Saturday, January 17
Type: Exhibit
Journey across the Solar System to explore the Sun and its family of planets, moons, comets and asteroids that define our place in space. Gain an appreciation for Earth as the only place for life as we know it as we compare our planet to other objects that also orbit our sun. Experience the grandeur, desolation, power, silence, resources or loneliness that each of our “solar neighbors” have to offer. Learn about the evolution of space study, our current robotic and telescopic exploration efforts, and our potential future in the Solar System. This exhibit features dynamic interpretive kiosks, hands-on components, objects on loan from NASA and the Smithsonian Institution, and an interactive Mars Colony.
Meet the Curators 2015
Saturday, October 3, 10 AM - 4 PM
Type: Public Program
Enjoy a showcase featuring seldom seen items from The Schiele Museum collections. Visit with museum curators and find out about current projects. See displays on 18th Century Lifeways, Mycology (Fungi), Entomology (Insects), and Archaeology (Human Cultures). See fantastic, unusual, and rare items usually not on display.
Free Tuesday sponsored by Duke Energy - October 13
Tuesday, October 13, 4 - 8 PM
Type: Public Program
Enjoy exhibits and programs at The Schiele Museum free of charge! Discover the “creepy” nocturnal animals of our area at 5 PM in the auditorium and a showing of The Lighthearted Astronomer at 6 PM in the James H. Lynn Planetarium.
Pumpkin Carving
Sunday, October 18, 1 - 4 PM
Type: Public Program
Try your hand at an extravagant pumpkin carving! Create a Jack-O-Lantern using a variety of designs from scary monsters and wild animals to movie characters and famous people. Learn how to cut, scrape, clean, design, trace, engrave, chisel, and help preserve a pumpkin. Space is limited, so reservations are suggested. $3 in addition to museum admission. Call 704-854-6676 for advance tickets
Autumn in Early Carolina
Sunday, October 25, 1 - 5 PM
Type: Public Program
Come by the Backcountry Farm and observe how early settlers prepared and enjoyed the fruits of autumn. Taste fresh, homemade apple butter, and pick up an 18th-century recipe for a delicious apple dish. Watch as backcountry folk in period dress demonstrate skills from 250 years ago.
Science Café: Science Chamber of Horrors with Dr. Greg Gbur
Thursday, October 29, 6 PM
Type: Public Program
Enjoy a live presentation with the opportunity to ask questions, share opinions, and express ideas. No science background is necessary; just bring an open mind and gear up for a fun-filled round of science trivia! $5 per participant – includes beverage and snacks. Call 704-854-6676 for advance tickets.
Well-Greased and Dressed
Saturday, October 3, 9 AM - 4 PM
Type: Adult Workshop
Outdoor leather gear from boots to belts, to pack straps, and tool sheathes, needs a good application of protective treatment from time to time. Both commercial and homemade leather dressings were available during the era of Classic Camping. We’ll look at them all and then process two different varieties of our own using historically correct formulas and campfire appropriate techniques. $60 Museum Members /$65 Non-Members
The Woodsman’s Bag
Sunday, October 4, 9 AM - 4 PM
Type: Adult Workshop
The traditional woodsman’s bag connects us to our frontier heritage in a way that few articles of outdoor gear can. In the early days of the Classic Camping era, woods runners like George Washington Sears retained this piece of kit as a handy means of packing the essentials. Craft a backwoods bag in the spirit of the master woodsmen of old. $60 Museum Members /$65 Non-Members
Project WET Workshop 2015
Saturday, October 10, 9 AM - 4 PM
Type: Adult Workshop
Project WET is an interdisciplinary water science education program for formal and non-formal educators. The hands-on activities provided in the new Project WET 2.0 full color guide are correlated with the national and state standards and promote awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of our water resources. CEU/ Criteria I credits available. $30 Museum Members / $33 Nonmembers