This page is the new location of the WeSeeStars.org website, starting in February 2012.  The original WeSeeStars.org website was created and managed by Bill All.  A Time for Science has maintained control of the WeSeeStars.org website and we will continue working with the Carolina Skies Astronomy Club in future activities.

Please be aware: The Chia-yu Li planetarium strives to bring cutting-edge science to the community in Eastern North Carolina. Hence, the staff presents established science that is based on consensus from the scientific community. We will present the scientific perspective on topics such as evolution, the Big Bang, age of the Earth, and global warming. All of our full dome shows and live star talks make reference to an age of the Universe that is 13.8 billion years old and that our Sun and the Solar System formed ~5 billions years ago. Our staff will not alter their presentations when discussing what some consider controversial science topics.

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2017 Events

These events (presentations and star parties) are open to the public.  For those with further interest, there is a Astronomy Club you can join and become a member.  Just contact Byron Mumaw.  All activities start at the Chia-yu Li Planetarium (Directions) at the designated time, typically around sunset.

February 18

Carolina Skies will have a meeting on February 18th at 6:30 pm. Can you add the description:    “Red Giant vs. Blue Giant” – Comparing stars Betelgeuse and Rigel, the giants of Orion.  The presentation will start at 6:30PM, and be followed by observing outside.

March 18

Carolina Skies Astronomy Club will host a free event on Saturday 18 March 2017 at the A Time for Science center.  The 7:00 PM indoor presentation subject, “Exoplanets” will cover the rapidly growing number of exoplanet discoveries, types of planets, and latest search methods.  Afterwards, if the sky is clear, we will then have an evening of observing and share the view through our telescopes.

April 8

Carolina Skies Astronomy Club will host a free event on Saturday 8 April 2017 at the A Time for Science center.   The 7:00PM indoor presentation subject, “Jupiter” is timed to coincide with the giant planets reaching opposition this month.   This means that the earth is now at its closest to Jupiter for this year.  So if the sky is clear we will show you the best view of Jupiter this year with our telescopes.

Future dates:

May 27
June 17
August 19
September 23
October 21
November 11


Please be aware: The Chia-yu Li planetarium strives to bring cutting-edge science to the community in Eastern North Carolina. Hence, the staff presents established science that is based on consensus from the scientific community. We will present the scientific perspective on topics such as evolution, the Big Bang, age of the Earth, and global warming. All of our full dome shows and live star talks make reference to an age of the Universe that is 13.8 billion years old and that our Sun and the Solar System formed ~5 billions years ago. Our staff will not alter their presentations when discussing what some consider controversial science topics.