Wilmington, N.C. – Join Cape Fear Museum, Carolina Beach State Park and other community partners for a fun-filled evening of stargazing and astronomy-themed activities on Friday, April 21, from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at Carolina Beach State Park (1010 State Park Road, Carolina Beach).
This year’s Statewide Star Party theme is “Star Light, Star Bright.” The Statewide Star Party is part of the 2017 North Carolina Science Festival. Be part of an event that is happening statewide! Be sure to bring a flashlight.
At this FREE event, visitors can:
Star Party community partners include:
Star Party will happen rain or shine. However, some activities are weather dependent. In the event of cloudy/overcast skies, telescope viewings and laser-guided constellation tours will be cancelled. In the event of rain, some activity stations will move inside the park’s visitor’s center, however, space and parking will be limited. Check www.capefearmuseum.com/programs/starparty/ for weather and event updates right up until the event begins.
Event parking is at the marina, located at the back of the park. Complimentary shuttle service is generously provided by the Wilmington Trolley Company.
The NC Science Festival’s fifth annual Statewide Star Party is made possible through the support of the NC Space Grant. Participating organizations and institutions across the state will be hosting sky-watching parties to help people discover the wonders of their night skies.
Jameson McDermott, Museum Educator
Cape Fear Museum