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Robeson Planetarium and Science Center presents:  Our Summer Schedule
Searching for something fun, educational, and enlightening for your summer group to do?  How about a visit to the Robeson Planetarium and Science Center?  Here is our schedule of summer shows!  
Beginning June 21st and running throughout summer, we will be open for public programs and children’s groups on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Times for these programs are 10:00 a.m. and 2:000 p.m., with additional show times available upon request for groups of 20 or more.  
Our programs will feature different aspects of our amazing space program.  The schedule will rotate throughout the summer, so you’ll see a different set of programs every week.  See our program schedule below, and call 735-2148. Tickets are Free. Seating is limited to 65 per showing.  Groups of ten or more are required to make reservations in advance.  
Weekly Schedule of Summer Planetarium Shows
DATES                   PROGRAM
July  26&27    Viking: 40 Years later
August  9&10 Back to the Moon for Good
August 16&17 Curiosity: 4 years on Mars
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: TBD
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://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/ 
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