Come explore the cosmos with us at TLC’s Williamson Farm and Nature Preserve in Raleigh! Take a hike through our very own solar system scaled both to the palm of your hand and on a quarter mile trail. When you are done dodging asteroids and learning about each of the planets, take a pit stop at each of our activity tables to learn all about telescopes and what we might just be able to find by the end of the night. When dark begins to fall, we will play some nighttime games and end the night with a few guided demonstrations from experts to share constellation stories and an opportunity to look through a real telescope!
This is a free event but pre-registration is required. Accessible portable toilets will be available near the parking lot and the event will take place completely on trails made of crushed concrete. This is a completely outdoor event and we suggest you bring chairs and blankets, extra layers to keep warm, and a few snacks and a water bottle. We can’t wait to see you among the stars at our Williamson Preserve!
Please register at this link
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environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. We will have masks available if you would like to wear one during an event. We also encourage those eligible to be vaccinated to get their Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot. If you are experiencing any Covid-related symptoms, please stay home and attend a program another day. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community. Thank you for your understanding.
About the Festival: Founded in 2010, the North Carolina Science Festival is the first statewide science festival in the United States. Through a series of community-based events each April (hosted by schools, colleges, libraries, museums, parks, businesses, and other local organizations), the Festival celebrates the economic, educational, and cultural impacts of science in North Carolina. It is an initiative of Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For more information and the full festival calendar, please visit ncscifest.org