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Map of the path of totality for the solar eclipse, 8/21/2017 in NC and SC  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lysJduOqads Announcement about a new planet                                                                                                                               orbiting our closest neighbor.
Robeson Planetarium and Science Center presents:  

Our next public show is Saturday, October 8th at 1 pm.  The Dawn of the Space Age, and this will include an update of both the Kepler and Hubble missions. This event is a part of the UN’s global outreach effort World Space Week, and is the only one of these events in North Carolina.

Admission is free. Groups of ten or more should make reservations please.

We are located at 420 Caton Road in Lumberton. 


Website: www.robeson.k12.nc.us/domain/47

Email joy.ivey@robeson.k12.nc.us

Please note that our schedule is subject to change, as current events in space science dictate.

 Admission is free, but seating is limited to sixty five per program.  Groups of ten or more are encouraged to make reservations in advance.  For more information contact Ken Brandt at (910) 735-2148 

We are .25 mi. west of I-95, exit #17
Email joy.ivey@robeson.k12.nc.us
Director: Ken Brandt
 Secretary: Joy Ivey
Driver: Cleveland Oxendine 
Supervisor: Dr. Elizabeth Younce
Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction 
Our address: 420 Caton Road, Lumberton, NC Phone 910-735-2148 email: kenneth.brandt@robeson.k12.nc.us

Please note that our schedule is subject to change, as current events in space science dictate. 

Coming events: The great American Eclipse, August 21, 2017.  
Read more about it here: http://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/
and here :

On August 21, 2017, there will be a total eclipse of the Sun visible from the U.S. (and only the US!)  The path of what is being called the “All American” total eclipse is only about 60 miles wide and goes from a beach in Oregon to a beach in South Carolina, crossing the country diagonally. The partial eclipse, on the other hand, will be visible to 500 million people in all parts of the US and North America. 

It will be very important that everyone who tries to see the eclipse on that Monday in August have information on the local timing of the eclipse and safe viewing instructions.

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) is making available a popular-level, non-technical introduction to help explain the eclipse, plus how and when to view it safely, with the maps, charts and links you need. The free 8-page booklet, by astronomers/educators Andrew Fraknoi and Dennis Schatz, is available in PDF format at: http://www.nsta.org/publications/press/extras/files/solarscience/SolarScienceInsert.pdf

Ken Brandt's podcast for the International Year of Astronomy: How to find the directions using the Sun and shadows, can be heard here: Ken's pod cast .  Listen to today'podcast Here.

One of the teacher activities linked is Ken's simple way to demonstrate the Phases of Venus, which Galileo saw 400 years ago. The activity can be found here: Galileo Was Right!

Weather: here is a link for our own clear sky clock. See whether it'll be clear or cloudy here in SE NC.

For reservations and other information call (910) 735-2148, or email joy.ivey@robeson.k12.nc.us