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January 2015 Events
Envirothon Workshops
Thursday, December 11 - Water Quality Thursday, January 15 - Forestry Thursday, February 26 - Soil
Type: Student Workshop
Is your student or group competing in the NC Envirothon this year? Be sure to check out the unique resources offered at the museum to assist in training for this environmental science-based competition! Envirothon allows students, grades 6-12, to demonstrate their knowledge in 5 subject areas: NC Wildlife, soil, water, forestry, and current events. Our intense topic-focused sessions will be 2 hours each and include hands-on indoor and outdoor activities, plus lots of information! $10 per participant, per workshop. Call 704-866-6910 for more information and to register.
Red Starr’s Solar System Round-Up
Saturday – Sunday 1:30 PM; Free Tuesdays (2nd Tuesday of each month) 7 PM; Free Fridays (4th Friday of each month) 3:30 PM
Type: Planetarium
Saddle-up with Red Starr and his sidekick Solar Max while they check out their herd of planets they tend on the Solar System Ranch. This up-to-date program about the planets features images from the latest fleet of spacecraft exploring our neighborhood in outer space. This program is an original production of the James H. Lynn Planetarium. Planetarium shows are $3 in addition to General Admission.
Tools of Stone
Thursday, January 1, 11 AM
Type: Public Program
See a demonstration of flintknapping-the making of flaked stone tools. Learn how our prehistoric ancestors fashioned knives, axes, spears and arrow points from stone. You may also bring along any stone tool artifacts for identification.
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. Discover what you can see in the summertime sky from your own backyard.
My Brain Did What?
Sunday, January 11, 2 PM
Type: Public Program
Celebrate “Brainteaser Month” at the Schiele Museum! Explore some of the bizarre ways your brain processes information. Get to know your own brain with interactive games and quizzes.
Free Tuesday sponsored by Duke Energy - January 13
Tuesday, January 13, 4 - 8 PM
Type: Special Event
All the museum’s exhibits and Nature Trail will be available for your exploration. Don’t miss a special showing of Red Starr’s Solar System Roundup at 6 PM in the James H. Lynn Planetarium.
The Solar System A Journey of Exploration, Grand Opening
Saturday, January 17, 9 AM - Members Only; 10 AM - General Public
Type: Exhibit
Be the first in your neighborhood to see our new feature exhibit and enjoy a day of this out-of-this-world family-friendly activities. Discover astronomy through hands-on activities and go on a Solar System scavenger hunt. Take a safe glimpse at the sun through a special solar telescope. Don’t forget to catch a show in the James H. Lynn Planetarium–programs are free in honor of this special event.
Our Earth’s Moon
Monday, January 19, 11 AM
Type: Public Program
Learn about the phases of the moon, eclipses, and its unique landscapes! Find out how the surface of the moon was shaped and why we only see one side of Earth’s natural satellite at night. Lots of additional information will help you learn everything you ever wanted to know about the moon.
Schiele Science Café: Out of this World
Thursday, January 29, 6 PM
Type: Special Event
Gather for a face-to-face lively discussion about intriguing topics with an actual scientist! Ask questions, share opinions, and express ideas with other science lover’s in this relaxed and friendly social environment. No science background is necessary, just bring an open mind! We’ll have astronomy-themed trivia, so nerd up! Our guest speaker, Dr. Susan Trammell, Associate Professor at UNC-Charlotte, will be discussing planetary nebula formation. Snacks provided and adult beverages available. $5 per participant – includes one beverage.
Space Explorers Camp In
Friday January 23- Saturday, January 24, 7PM - 9AM
Type: Student Workshop
Your scout troop can enjoy fun and enriching activities at The Schiele after dark! Learn about the moon, the planets, the stars as you explore museum exhibits, watch a planetarium show, and do hands on activities. Event includes an evening snack, breakfast, and a patch. Registration deadline is January 2. $30 per child or adult participant. Call 704-869-1033 for more information and to register.
The Planets: A Voyage Across the Solar System
Showing January - February Saturdays 11 AM & 2:30 PM; Sundays 2:30 PM; Tuesday – Friday 3:30 PM
Type: Planetarium
Take an exciting tour of the Solar System looking in detail at each planet. Discover information about the formation of our system and new extra-solar planets. This program features exciting planetary images, beautiful computer animation, narration by Kate Mulgrew, Captain Katherine Janeway of Star Trek: Voyager and breathtaking music by John Serrie. The Planets was created by the Southeast Planetarium Association.
Gaston Regional Science and Engineering Fair 2014
Sunday, January 11 - Friday, January 23
Type: Special Event
The Schiele Museum proudly hosts the GRSEF, showcasing student research STEM projects from elementary, middle and high school students across our area!
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.