Happening

Earth: Our Spaceship

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Saturday, April 21st, 10 AM - 3 PM

Residents of Planet Earth are flying through space at 18.5 miles per second. Everything needed to survive is on board. We have to conserve our rations and monitor our resources. Our species depends on us. Discover how to ensure our mission's success through games and activities presented by The Schiele and community partners.

*Included with Museum Admission 

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Colonial Sheep-Shearing
Sunday, April 29
1 PM - 5 PM

Early settlers welcomed opportunities like sheep-shearing to gather for work and celebration. See 18th Century interpreters shear sheep, card wool and card and spin it into thread. Try the simple craft of weaving on a tape loom. Enjoy lively tunes from the 1700's and sweet aromas from the kitchen hearth.

Included in Museum Admission.

 

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Star Party

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Explore the endless wonders of the spring cosmos during a live star show inside the James H. Lynn Planetarium's dome theater, then step outside and discover these celestial sights for yourself using the planetarium's telescopes. Trained staff will be available to show you how the telescopes work and direct you to the more interesting astronomical sights. Prior to the show, hands-on activities will be offered. Telescope viewing is weather permitting.

$5 All Visitors    *Does not include Museum Admission

Doors open at 6:30pm

 


As part of the evening’s events, we will feature a special preview of the planetarium’s newest program that will premiere this summer. The preview showing and live guided tour of the night sky will begin at 7:30pm inside the full-dome theater. After sunset, everyone is welcome to step outside and gaze at a selection of the night sky’s offerings through a variety of our telescopes. Outdoor observing is estimated to begin at approximately 8:30pm.

Telescope viewing is an outdoor activity and dependent upon the weather. Please call the Schiele Museum at 704-866-6900 or visit our Facebook page on the afternoon of the event to ensure that telescope observing will take place. Indoor activities, including the preview show and live tour of the night sky, will take place regardless of weather.

 

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