College of The Albemarle (COA) will present COA Star Nights: An Evening Under the Stars Friday, April 8, 2022, 7-9 p.m. on the COA Lawn – Elizabeth City at 1208 N Road Street. COA Star Nights is an official event of the 2022 North Carolina Science Festival (NCSciFest), presented by the Biogen Foundation.
COA Star Nights: An Evening Under the Stars will be a fun and educational evening featuring astronomy activities for all ages.
Attendees will be able to view the Moon’s craters live through various telescopes, take a guided tour of the constellations, and walk through a half-mile-scale solar system.
They will also learn about the latest discoveries in astronomy, including the new Webb Space Telescope! Individuals are encouraged to stop by before or after dark to enjoy a range of astronomy-themed activities on the COA campus in Elizabeth City. Children and families are welcome; sensory activities and rooms will be made available. This event is free and open to the public.
College of The Albemarle is thrilled to be selected as one of 35 locations across the state of North Carolina to host NCSciFest’s annual Star Party, made possible through the generous support of the NC Space Grant. Lisa Meads, Dean of Arts and Science at COA, said, “COA is thrilled to continue to grow STEM education in our local community. It’s events like COA Star Nights and our Virtual STEM Nights that give our faculty and staff the opportunity to connect with kids and adults in our department to celebrate STEM.
As the official event of NCSciFest 2022, COA Star Nights is one of hundreds of April community events showcasing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for people of all ages in Carolina North.
The North Carolina Science Festival, founded in 2010 by Morehead Planetarium & Science Center, is the premier statewide science festival in the United States. Celebrating its 12and anniversary in 2022, the Festival continues to showcase the economic, educational, and cultural impact of science in North Carolina. The theme for NCSciFest 2022 is “Engineering Tomorrow” – a celebration of the “E” in STEM and a chance to explore how science can help solve the challenges ahead.
“We continue to be amazed by the incredible work our partners are doing to celebrate science,” says Festival Director Jonathan Frederick. “From storytelling at local library events to nighttime sky-watching extravaganzas, there really is something for everyone.
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