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November 2014 Events
Sky Quest
Saturdays & Sundays 1:30 PM
Type: Planetarium
Sky Quest is an exploration of the stars, planets and constellations told from the viewpoint of an astronomer. Share her lifelong fascination with the heavens - from her childhood adventures on Mars (via a cardboard rocket) - to the discovery of her “birthday star” that led her to become an astronomer and build her own mountain-top observatory. Narrated by Roxann Dawson (of Star Trek: Voyager), this program introduces the wonders of astronomy to people of all ages. Produced by Loch Ness Productions. $3 in addition to Museum admission.
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.
The Power of Water
Saturday, November 8, 11 AM & 2 PM
Type: Public Program
Learn all about the power of water and its use as a renewable energy source. Challenge yourself by designing and building your own water turbine and seeing how much energy you can create!
Free Tuesday sponsored by Duke Energy - November 11
Tuesday, November 11, 4 - 8 PM
Type: Public Program
Enjoy a late afternoon at the Schiele Museum free of charge! All the museum’s exhibits and Nature Trail will be available for your exploration. At 5 PM learn how animals hide in plain sight using camouflage and mimicry during an educational program that includes live animals and hands-on opportunities. Don’t miss a special showing of The New Cosmos at 7 PM in the James H. Lynn Planetarium.
Giving Thanks to Animals
Friday, November 28, 11 AM & 2 PM
Type: Public Program
We often don’t take the time to appreciate all that animals do for us. Discover some of the many ways animals improve our daily lives and how you can show them your appreciation. This family-friendly program includes live animals and hands-on opportunities.
Envirothon Workshops for Students: Wildlife
Thursday, November 13, 4 - 6 PM
Type: Adult Workshop
Is your student or group interested in the NC Envirothon this year? Then 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! This session focuses on wildlife – other topics will be addressed during sessions scheduled later in the year. $10 per participant Call 704-854-6676 to register.
How Big? How Far?
Tuesdays – Fridays 3:30 PM Saturdays 11 AM & 2:30 PM Sundays 2:30 PM
Type: Planetarium
How big is our universe? How far away are planets, stars and galaxies? How do we measure these distances? Explore the astronomical possibilities as we measure everything from the size of the Earth to the distance to the farthest galaxies in this original production of the James H. Lynn Planetarium