• This event has passed.

Statewide Star Party at Prairie Ridge

  • Friday, April 21, 2017
  • 8:30pm - 11:00pm

Telescope under the night sky

Join us at Prairie Ridge Ecostation to view the stars during the Statewide Star Party, an exciting part of the NC Science Festival!** See the stars and planets through telescopes, learn about the constellations, get answers to your astronomy questions, and learn how YOU can help scientists learn more about our universe while having fun doing astronomy and night sky activities for all ages. This event is open to the public at no charge, so stop by for some starry fun. Don’t forget your flashlight — it’s going to be dark! For more information, please contact Chris Goforth at chris.goforth@naturalsciences.org or 919.707.8882.

NOTE: If it is cloudy or rainy, we may move our star party to Saturday, April 22. Please call Prairie Ridge at 919.707.8888 (choose option 5) after 5pm Friday, April 8 for information about possible rescheduling or cancellation.

**Prior to the Statewide Star Party, join us at the Museum in the SECU Daily Planet Theater for Our Dynamic Planet, a visually compelling tour featuring new NASA-funded real-time visualization software called OpenSpace. The live program will be led by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.



April 21, 2017
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm


Prairie Ridge
1671 Gold Star Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States


Chris Goforth