The 2019 North Carolina Science Festival will feature the Statewide Star Party as a signature event, supported with funding from NC Space Grant.

During this 7th annual Statewide Star Party, astronomy clubs, state and local parks, universities, planetariums, science centers, nature centers, and libraries will host public sky-watching sessions at approximately 40 sites across North Carolina in late April 2019. About 4,000 visitors and 200 STEM professionals and volunteers are expected to participate.

Star Party participants provide the curiosity, and host sites provide the telescopes. Hosts will lead hands-on activities from the Star Party kit that will help visitors explore the question of whether there is life elsewhere in the universe, how we might find it, and what it might look like.

News for the April 2019 events will be coming soon. You’ll be able to find more information on the website of our partner the NC Science Festival at:

Star Party Image from 2017