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Statewide Star Party

Please join us on Saturday, April 22 as Davidson College serves as a host site for the 2017 North Carolina Science Festival’s Statewide Star Party  We will offer a trio of programs as part of this event. As always, all events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit or check out the Davidson College Physics Department Facebook page.  
Story of a Star (6:30-7:30 p.m. in Dana 146): Come learn all about stars during this interactive demo show. We will discuss how stars form, how they live their lives, and what makes them unique. This event will be fun and educational for all ages. 
Practice, Practice, Practice for the Perfect Solar Eclipse (7:30-8:30 p.m. in Dana 146): NASA Solar System Ambassador Larry Metcalf will deliver a public lecture about the science of eclipses as well as how to safely view and photograph the phenomenon.  This is a perfect way to prepare for the total eclipse that will be passing through our area on August 21, 2017. 
Stargazing (8:30-10:30 p.m. on the Campus Lawn): Join us for stargazing on the Campus Lawn.  You will be able to view planets, stars, and galaxies through the Physics Department’s telescopes. Bring some friends and a blanket for a fun-filled night of stargazing. This portion of the event is weather permitting. In case of questionable weather conditions, check or the Davidson College Physics Department Facebook page for updates on the day of the event.


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