Join us for an observing night on Friday November 20, 7:30 p.m. Details: https://observatory.uncc.edu/starparties/
After being weathered out on our first attempt, the clouds cleared for our annual Statewide Star Party on Friday April 11, 2014. The Star Party is sponsored by the North Carolina Science Festival and was part of over 2 weeks of NCSF events at UNC Charlotte. We had a great time star-gazing through 6 telescopes at the Moon, Jupiter, the Orion nebula, the Pleiades cluster and Mars! We also had some fun demos – moon craters, making a comet, an infrared camera, and a meteorite display. Plus NASA swag and giveaways! Thanks to the North Carolina Science Festival, the NC space grant and our friends at Cosmoquest.
Check out some photos of the event below! (Photography by Aaron Cress)
We got the NC Science Festival off to a great start as the newly built UNC Charlotte Observatory hosted its first Star Party. About 130 visitors were treated to clear skies and views of the heavens through three of our telescopes – including the 14″ telescope that is permanently housed in the Observatory. The Charlotte Observer were there and wrote this report. We also have photos in the gallery.