April 22, 2017 – Join us as we serve as a host site for the 2017 North Carolina Science Festival’s Statewide Star Party. A timeline of events is below:
- 6:30 – 7:30 pm: An interactive demo show called Story of a Star in Dana 146
- 7:30 – 8:30 pm: A public lecture entitled Practice, Practice, Practice for the Perfect Solar Eclipse by NASA Solar System Ambassador Larry Metcalf in Dana 146.
- 8:30 – 10:30 pm: Stargazing on Chambers lawn. Join us for a night of fun, giveaways, and to view the heavens through our telescopes. Weather update: We anticipate that it may be too cloudy for stargazing. Visit the Outreach/Events page to see more info.
August 21, 2017 – The Sun, the Moon, and You: A total eclipse celebration 117 years in the making. Join us in Winnsboro, SC as we travel south to view the solar eclipse in totality and commemorate the expedition made 117 years earlier by past Davidson physics professor and College president Dr. Henry Smith to observe the 1900 total eclipse that passed through the same region. Done in collaboration with the Fairfield Museum in Winnsboro.