Presented by: Dorothea Dix Park

Date: Sat Oct 28, 2017

Join staff and volunteers from the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society (CHAOS) and Raleigh Astronomy Club (RAC) for a free skywatching program at Dorothea Dix Park! Telescopes will be set up to view stars and the moon. Look up at the night sky as educators guide you through fun observations of stars, planets, moons, nebulae and other celestial objects! Lumpy's Ice Cream will be joining us at the park in case you want a sweet treat! Details This is an informal session, so you can arrive and leave any time during the two hours of the program. However, if you plan to attend, please register so that we can send you any additional information you may need as we get closer to the date. All ages are welcome. Very young children may not get much out of looking through a telescope, but those elementary-school-aged and older may especially enjoy the experience. Parents: We recommend you look through the telescope first—then you’ll be better able to help your child look. Sometimes, children (as well as adults) want to grab hold of the telescope, potentially smudging the eyepiece or knocking the object out of view. Please teach children not to touch the telescope without the operator’s permission. You can ask children to place their hands behind their back as they approach the scope. Explain they’ll be using their eyes to look, not their hands. Be sure to dress in layers. There are no shelters at the skywatching location and the wind can be chilly. Please leave all pets at home, even those on a leash. Darkness, lots of people, expensive telescopes and pets on leashes is a bad combination. For more FAQ's, please visit: http://moreheadplanetarium.org/programs/teen-adult-programs/skywatching/skywatching-faq

Cost: Free