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Public Schools of Robeson County

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In celebration of what would have been Carl Sagan's 82nd birthday, this video, entitled Pale Blue Dot: "...Astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience...to me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot-the only home we've ever known."-Sagan  "Blessed are the peacemakers..."-Matthew

 
 
CORRECTION NOTICE: WE ARE CLOSED WHILE WE RECOVER FROM THE FLOODING CAUSED BY HURRICANE MATTHEW.   
STAND BY FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT VISITATIONS TO SCHOOLS BY THE PLANETARIUM DIRECTOR. 
 
Planetarium projector doesn't look so good...  LUMBER RIVER INUNDATES THE PLANETARIUM BUILDING
 

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

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Robeson-Planetarium-and-Science-Center-256104448069 

Email kenneth.brandt@robeson.k12.nc.us

Please note that our schedule is subject to change, as current events in EARTH and space science dictate. We are assigned temporary quarters at Native Angels, 5823 NC-711, Pembroke, NC 28372; and new temporary phone number 910-671-6000, ext. 3381 .

We are 6 mi. west, south on hwy 711 from I-95, exit #17

Email kenneth.brandt@robeson.k12.nc.us
 
Director: Ken Brandt
 
 Secretary: Joy Ivey
 
Driver: Cleveland Oxendine 
 
Supervisor: Dr. Elizabeth Younce
Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction 
 
 
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 405 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) 671-6000, extension 3381, or email joy.ivey@robeson.k12.nc.us

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