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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2016 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.

January 16

7:00PM – Our guest speaker is Dr. Regina DeWitt from the ECU Department of Physics. The subject is, “Radiation and Life on Mars”. Dr. DeWitt has recently given this presentation at the Science Museum in Raleigh.  Topics covered include: basic requirements for life, ancient and current Martian climate, the impact of radiation, and how samples from Antarctica are used as substitutes for Martian samples for experiments.

February 13

On Saturday February 13, at 7:00PM in the planetarium, Carolina Skies Astronomy Club will have a free presentation about the constellation Orion.  This is the most spectacular constellation in the sky and it is now perfectly positioned for observing.  We will review the many interesting objects found in this region of space and then go outside to view them with our telescopes.

March 12

On Saturday March 19, at 7:30PM in the planetarium, CSAC will have a free presentation about planet Jupiter.  Thanks to many spacecraft we are learning much about Jupiter and its fascinating moons.  In March, Jupiter is finally well positioned for evening viewing.  Come see Jupiter through our telescopes after the indoor show.

April 8

See our Statewide Star Party event here.

May 7

Join the Carolina Skies Astronomy Club at A Time for Science for a planetarium show and a night of stargazing. Telescopes provided!

June 4

Starting at 8:00PM we will be giving a free presentation in the planetarium about planet Mars.  The red planet is now closer to Earth than at any time in the past 11 years.  So, plan to have some good views of Mars and also Jupiter and Saturn through our telescopes after the indoor show.

If payment is required, please pay online via PayPal using the form below.
You do not need a PayPal account to pay online.  Free events do not require registration.


Next Paid Event Registration

Coming soon!


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.