Weather Looks Great for Star Party

Brian Baker, A Time for Science Astronomy and Space Science Director, showcasing the portable planetarium at a school outreach event. Photo Credit: A Time for Science
Brian Baker, A Time for Science Astronomy and Space Science Director, showcasing the portable planetarium at a school outreach event. Photo Credit: A Time for Science

Ready for a Star Party?

Jennette’s Pier, Tuesday, February 5 from 6-9 p.m. get ready for an evening of gazing into the night sky.

The weather is looking pretty promising. The forecast calls for evening temperature in the 50s and almost no wind. Clouds are predicted to be scattered so the Milky Way should be out in all its glory. 

February 5 is a new moon so the sky should be at its darkest and the viewing at its best.

Brought to the Outer Banks by the Coastal Studies Institute, the Star Party at Jennette’s Pier is geared toward younger star gazers, but will hold plenty of fascination of everyone.

The guide for the event will be astronomer Brian Baker who is astronomy and space science director at A Time for Science in Greenville.

It does look as though the weather will cooperate, but even if it doesn’t there will be plenty to do. In addition to the the outdoor stargazing there will be games and activities for kids…and really exciting, Baker is bringing a portable planetarium with him.

This is a free event, so pack up the kids and head on down to Nags Head on Tuesday night to gaze at the night sky and discover how beautiful it truly is.

Funding for the Star Party has been provided by the North Carolina Sea Grant and the North Carolina Space Program.

Gazing at the night sky. Strolling along the beach. All activities that make a visit to the Outer Banks so wonderful. Make your visit even better with a stay at a Joe Lamb, Jr. & Associates home.

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