Apr
23
Fri
Kaluoka’Hina: The Enchanted Reef @ Ingram Planetarium
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The vastness of our planet’s oceans guards unimaginable secrets. One of its most precious is Kaluoka’hina, the enchanted reef whose magic protects it against humans finding it. Kaluoka’hina’s colorful inhabitants have thus always lived in peace… until the volcano erupts and the spell is broken. Now it’s up to the young sawfish Jake and his paranoid pal Shorty to restore the magic of Kaluoka’hina. Their only lead: the ancient legend that tells of touching the moon. But how is a fish supposed to touch the moon? This is just one of the intriguing puzzles that Jake and Shorty have to solve on their most exciting adventure ever: the quest to save their beloved reef. A star show follows the movie.

Touch Tank Feeding @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Watch Museum docents feed the animals in the Museum’s Touch Tank.

Wayfinders: Waves, Winds and Stars @ Ingram Planetarium
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This live-action full dome program puts you on the deck of the voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa as you explore traditional Polynesian navigation. Learn how to read the stars and interpret the winds and waves to navigate without modern instruments. The film tells the story of the Polynesian Voyaging Society and the recovery of the nearly lost art and science of traditional, non-instrument navigation in Hawaii. This film was produced in Hawaii by Bishop Museum and 1001 Stories in collaboration with the Polynesian Voyaging Society.

Earth, Moon and Sun @ Ingram Planetarium
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon, and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions. This fast-paced family show investigates our home planet and how it interacts with our most familiar neighbors. Learn about lunar phases, eclipses and other phenomena we see in our skies to better understand how the Earth, Moon, and Sun work together as a system. Native American stories are used throughout the show to help explain various concepts. The movie is followed by a star show.

Funding for this film was provided by The Town of Sunset Beach through its Accommodation Taxes.

Seeing: A Photon’s Journey Across Space @ Ingram Planetarium
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Neil deGrasse Tyson on a journey exploring the life of a photon. Start from its creation in the belly of a star, travel across the galaxy and go all the way into the eye of a young stargazing girl. You will learn the structures of the eye and its functions while taking a ride on the optic nerve. Discover how the eye works and how technology has enabled us to restore vision and prevent a variety of diseases that affect sight. A star show follows the movie.

The Sky Tonight! @ Ingram Planetarium
Apr 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ever wonder “what’s up” in the night sky? Explore the planets, constellations, and other celestial events happening in the sky tonight. This live program focuses on what you can see if you stepped outside and looked up to the heavens. Is there a meteor shower? Can you see the International Space Station? Find out how to identify these objects. This program will also comment on the latest breaking news in astronomy.

Apr
24
Sat
Kaluoka’Hina: The Enchanted Reef @ Ingram Planetarium
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The vastness of our planet’s oceans guards unimaginable secrets. One of its most precious is Kaluoka’hina, the enchanted reef whose magic protects it against humans finding it. Kaluoka’hina’s colorful inhabitants have thus always lived in peace… until the volcano erupts and the spell is broken. Now it’s up to the young sawfish Jake and his paranoid pal Shorty to restore the magic of Kaluoka’hina. Their only lead: the ancient legend that tells of touching the moon. But how is a fish supposed to touch the moon? This is just one of the intriguing puzzles that Jake and Shorty have to solve on their most exciting adventure ever: the quest to save their beloved reef. A star show follows the movie.

Sea to Tree @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Plant a tree, save the seas. From trees to the ocean, each part of our environment is connected. By protecting one part, we in turn save another. In our Sea to Tree program, presented by Jamie Justice, we will celebrate Earth Day, explore how all environments are linked, and learn how planting a tree can help save our seas.

Jamie is the Education Coordinator for the Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium. She received her Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from Bowling Green State University and her Master of Science in Environmental Science with concentrations in Marine and Coastal Education and Coastal Management from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Jamie is originally from Portsmouth, Ohio and moved to Wilmington, North Carolina for graduate school in 2017. Before coming to the Museum, she has worked in a variety of educational positions at summer camps and schools.

 

 

 

 

Wayfinders: Waves, Winds and Stars @ Ingram Planetarium
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This live-action full dome program puts you on the deck of the voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa as you explore traditional Polynesian navigation. Learn how to read the stars and interpret the winds and waves to navigate without modern instruments. The film tells the story of the Polynesian Voyaging Society and the recovery of the nearly lost art and science of traditional, non-instrument navigation in Hawaii. This film was produced in Hawaii by Bishop Museum and 1001 Stories in collaboration with the Polynesian Voyaging Society.

Earth, Moon and Sun @ Ingram Planetarium
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon, and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions. This fast-paced family show investigates our home planet and how it interacts with our most familiar neighbors. Learn about lunar phases, eclipses and other phenomena we see in our skies to better understand how the Earth, Moon, and Sun work together as a system. Native American stories are used throughout the show to help explain various concepts. The movie is followed by a star show.

Funding for this film was provided by The Town of Sunset Beach through its Accommodation Taxes.