Activities for your visit

NASA to present star gazing programs on Friday and Saturday

The nighttime celestial backdrop at Ocracoke’s Lifeguard Beach, by Aaron Stiles.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s solar system ambassador for Eastern North Carolina, , will present a talk on the space agency’s programs, projects and missions from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 18, in the Deepwater Theater, School Road.

The following evening (Saturday), the Crystal Coast Stargazer’s Club will host a star-gazing party from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at the NPS campground.  The club will bring telescopes to view the night sky.

Both programs are free and open to the public.

On Friday night, Lisa Pelletier-Harman will discuss upcoming NASA missions and special projects, such as activity on Earth (weather, climate change and natural disasters). 

Lisa Pelletier-Harman

With many years of experience in astronomy, Pelletier-Harman specializes in non-terrestrial observations and mission-specific programs using multimedia and hands-on science to educate about the universe.

Prior to her talk, she will do presentations with students in Ocracoke School.

NASA’s Ambassador program scours the 15 countries that work with NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California for members of the amateur science community to represent NASA information and programs.

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