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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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        Outreach Planetarium in September

        There will be a couple opportunities to visit the Pitt Dome in September.  The outreach planetarium is co-sponsored by A Time for Science and Pitt Community College.  Come and see the Carnegie Science Center Production entitled “Solar Quest”.  This is the only full-dome, digital-video, multimedia theater in eastern NC.


        On Saturday, September 6 the Outreach Planetarium will be at the Ayden Collard Festival from 12:30 am — 5:30 pm, Arts & Rec. Bldg. 4345 Lee Street (former Ayden High School).  The charge is $3.00 per person.

        From September 16 to 21 the Outreach Planetarium will be at the Pitt County American Legion Agricultural Fair, in Greenville, NC.  For this event, there is no charge after admission to the Fair.  Pitt County Fair website.

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          Planetarium Ground Breaking

          Celebrate with A Time for Science on June 20, 9:00-10:00 am, in the breaking ground for the geodesic dome that will soon house the Chia-yu Li Planetarium. This facility, expected to be completed by October, will be the only planetarium and fulldome, digital-video, multimedia theater in eastern North Carolina.  No pre-registration is necessary. Plenty of parking is available.

          See the flyer here.

          Update: See updates to this news item here.

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            Planetarium Sneak Peak

            We will have a “sneak peak” inside the Pitt Dome for what’s in store in the only planetarium and fulldome, digital-video, multimedia theater in the eastern North Carolina.  See what will be available very soon at the Chia-yu Li Planetarium on the campus of ATFS.  Each presentation can accommodate only around 27 attendees.  See our Planetarium Sneak Peak page for further details and registration.


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              Solar Quest at Pirate Fest


              • “Solar Quest” is a full dome planetarium short feature that demonstrates how the Sun and Earth are interconnected and that we are “Living with a Star”.
              • High quality animations display solar phenomena such as fusion and light energy as well as solar surface features and events. Granules, solar flares and coronal mass ejections are highlighted.
              • The show discusses the impacts of space weather and how the Earth’s atmosphere and magnetic field protects all life on Earth.
              • “Solar Quest” features the role of the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and how scientists are using it as a way to help identify and predict sever space weather. Actual videos of the Sun from SDO are used where the audience can actually see the large amount of energy being released.
              • “Solar Quest” was produced by the Buhl Planetarium as a support program for Carnegie Science Center’s “Science on the Road” school assembly program of the same name. It can be used as a supplement to any live presentations about the Sun.
              • Both the planetarium and school assembly show have been funded through a grant from NASA’s Heliophysics Division.

              See it at the Tipsy Teapot every half hour during Pirate Fest, April 12

              Admission $3.00, and includes all use and sales taxes


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