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Mars, Methane and Methane Producers

On Jan 24, 2015 Dr. Bob Christian, East Carolina University Biology Department, presented “Mars, Methane and Methane Producers” at a Carolina Skies Astronomy Club event hosted by A Time for Science in the Chia-yu Li Memorial Planetarium.  We had a good crowd in attendance from all ages.  After the talk everyone got a chance to view a clear night sky using telescopes provided by club members.

The video is below and seen here on YouTube.  The PowerPoint presentation is available here.  Sorry about the sound in the video, keep in mind, we are in a planetarium.  :)

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    January Carolina Skies Astronomy Club

    January’s program will focus on Mars and the news about methane surges that have been detected by the Mars Science Laboratory.  Come at 6:30 pm on the indoor program at A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center.  Planetarium trip to Mars (and exploration of surface features) by Charles Goodman, PCC physics and astronomy.  Watch the progress of landing techniques from the rovers, to the Phoenix, to Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory.  Short talk on possible methane sources on Mars by Dr. Bob Christian, ECU biology.  Weather permitting the outdoor program will feature the winter circle of stars and constellations as well as a peak at Comet Lovejoy if we are lucky.  Remember there are no clouds in the planetarium, so come and enjoy.  Register here.

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      Creatures of the Night 2014 Wrap Up

      Thank you to everyone that came out for the First Annual Creatures of the Night 5K Trail Run!  What a success! We had nearly 100 runners and on top of that, lots of family and friends came out to cheer the runners on!  We hope you enjoyed the campfires, music, food and fun!  Congrats to those of you that completed the run, those of you that won in your age groups, and let’s not forget the costume contest winners!  I hope you all come out for this again next year!!

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        Lawson Legacy Days

        On Saturday, November 8 A Time for Science will be on-site at the  Grifton Historical Museum in Grifton, NC for John Lawson Legacy Days.  The event is being held from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Visit the ATFS displays, featuring “old-timey” toys, blacksmithing and basket making, at this history festival which celebrates the pioneering heritage of Eastern North Carolina.  For more information, call 252.524.0190 or visit JohnLawsonLegacyDays.org

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          Creatures of the Night Hayride

          Hop aboard for a hayride through the woods at A Time for Science to see where the creatures of the night hang out!  Listen to stories and legends about the beavers, bats, owls, and others. “Creature” hayrides leave promptly at 5, 6 & 7 o’clock. Stay a while for additional storytelling at the campfire with marshmallow roasting as well.   Note, this is not a “haunted” hayride.

          See this page for more info and registration.

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            Fall Festival

            Fall Festival

            Saturday, October 18
            Greenville – 5 Points Plaza (5th and Evans)
            10:00 am — 5:00 pm

            A Fund Raiser for the United Way of Pitt County presented by The City of Greenville and A Time for Science.  Join us for a day filled with food and fun for the whole family!  There will be contests, games, prizes, and live entertainment. For more information, call 252.329.4608 or visit greenvillenc.gov

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              Creatures of the Night 5K Trail Run

              creatures-night-run-small2A Time for Science is proud to announce its new Creatures of the Night 5K Trail Run.  It will be a beautiful NEW run on the trails through 400 acres of conservancy lands at A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center.  This run is EXTRA unique as it begins at sunset and will offer not only beautiful settings, but campfire fun, music, celebratory beer garden, and food/drink for all participants!  Wearing a costume to run the trail is an optional novelty.  An award for best costume will be given!  See our page here for more information.

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