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September 2014 Events
Nature Photography with Donald Brown
See description.
Type: Adult Workshop
Get in focus with this series of 3 nature photography workshops. All levels of photographers welcome! Learn basic skills, tips and tricks, and explore wildlife, landscape and plant-life with a professional wildlife photographer, Donald Brown! “For me, nature photography is the joy of viewing a beautiful flower through the viewfinder, the inspiration of a majestic scene coming into focus, the emotional connection made when the eyes of the subject make contact with mine through a telephoto lens.” Participants will be able to practice their new skills on photo excursions around the museum and nature trail. Don’t forget to bring your digital camera! Advanced registration is required for each workshop session. Session 1: Photography Basics and Plant Life Saturday, June 28 (register by June 13) Session 2: Landscape Photography Saturday, August 23 (register by August 8) Session 3: Wildlife Photography Saturday, October 11 (register by September 26) $65 Museum Member /$70 non-members per workshop Call 704-866-6910 for more information and to register.
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.
Indian Fair
Saturday, September 6, 10 AM - 4 PM
Type: Public Program
Explore a sampling of cultural crafts by American Indians. Talk with Native artisans and learn how history and culture influences their artistic expressions. Items will be on display and for sale by Native vendors to help us celebrate the rich heritage of cultures of the American Indians.
The New Cosmos
Tuesday – Sunday 1:30 Free Tuesdays (second Tuesday of each month) 7:00 Free Fridays (fourth Friday of each month) 3:30
Type: Planetarium
See how telescopes, human explorers and robotic spacecraft have forever expanded our view of the universe. Narrated by Arthur C. Clarke, author of numerous science fiction novels including 2001: A Space Odyssey, this program shows how our grandest explorations have given us a new perspective on our own tiny planet.
Nightwatch
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.
Free Tuesday sponsored by Duke Energy - September 9
Tuesday, September 9, 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. Enjoy a sampling of museum educational programs throughout the afternoon. Don’t miss a special showing of Skyquest at 7 PM in the James H. Lynn Planetarium.
Early American Cornhusking
Sunday, September 28, 1 - 5 PM
Type: Public Program
Visit the Backcountry Farm to learn about corn, a useful, nourishing crop for early settlers. Grind corn by hand. See traditional dishes prepared at the hearth. Join in the celebration of an early American corn husking.
Educator’s Open House 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 4 - 7 PM
Type: Special Event
Teachers are invited to an open-house celebration at the Schiele Museum to learn about the incredible programs and exhibit opportunities available during the new school year. Take a tour of exhibits. Enjoy sample presentations and meet museum educators that can help support your classroom lessons. Door prizes, goodie bags and refreshments too! Bring the whole family for a great start to the year. Free for public and private school teachers and their families
18th Century Backcountry Lifeways Workshop 2014
Friday, September 12 - Sunday, September 14
Type: Adult Workshop
Friday September 12: 5:30 – 8 PM Saturday September 13: 9 AM – 4 PM Sunday September 14: 9 AM – 4 PM Teachers, historical interpreters, historians…anyone intrigued by the “simple life” of the 18th Century frontier can experience the lifeways of the early settlers. Explore the tools, technologies, materials and folklore of their food, clothing and shelter. Try woodworking, blacksmithing, textile skills and foodways. Investigate customs, manners and popular pastimes of early Carolinians. Renewal credit available for teachers. $125 Museum Member /$140 Non-Members 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