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POSTPONED – Member Tours: Astronomy Lab

  • Saturday, April 04, 2020
  • 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Patrick Treuthardt leading solar observing on the rooftop terrace of the NRC.

Enjoy special access to normally restricted areas of the Museum and learn more about the latest research and data collection.

Join the Head of the Astronomy & Astrophysics Research Lab, Rachel Smith, and Assistant Head, Patrick Treuthardt, on a special behind-the-scenes Member Tour. Learn about their latest research on stars and galaxies. Help our researchers measure the curvature of spiral arms in galaxies with a citizen science project called Spiral Graph. Plus, try OpenSpace — new interactive software that allows you to visualize and explore the Universe — and see some cool meteorites up close.

Lab tour is 30 minutes.

Current membership and preregistration required. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Not a member yet? Join today!

Registration opens March 4

Other tour times available:

April 4: 11am
April 4: 11:30am



April 4
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm


Nature Research Center
121 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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Andrea Jones