Dec
28
Thu
The Sky Tonight @ Ingram Planetarium
Dec 28 2023 @ 3:00 pm – Feb 24 2024 @ 4:00 pm

Learn how to recognize the planets, constellations, stars, and other heavenly bodies that may be visible in the night sky over North Carolina.

 

Dec
29
Fri
The Sky Tonight @ Ingram Planetarium
Dec 29 2023 @ 3:00 pm – Feb 25 2024 @ 4:00 pm

Learn how to recognize the planets, constellations, stars, and other heavenly bodies that may be visible in the night sky over North Carolina.

 

Dec
30
Sat
The Sky Tonight @ Ingram Planetarium
Dec 30 2023 @ 3:00 pm – Feb 26 2024 @ 4:00 pm

Learn how to recognize the planets, constellations, stars, and other heavenly bodies that may be visible in the night sky over North Carolina.

 

Feb
24
Sat
Accidental Astronauts @ Ingram Planetarium
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

In this animated adventure, Robokids Cy, Annie, and their dog Armstrong get a lot more than they expected from their class field trip in an impromptu adventure. Explore the Sun, Earth, and Moon with a witty star ship computer as navigator and guide. Race along the surface of the Moon! Collect an asteroid sample in low gravity! Survive a solar storm! Find a new appreciation for the unique beauty of Earth. Journey along with the Accidental Astronauts in this epic adventure. This is a great show for little explorers. The movie is followed by a live star show.

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

 

Bewildering Biofacts: Animal Fur @ Museum of Coastal Carolina
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Some may find the word “biofact” bewildering, but the Museum promises clarity, enlightenment and fun that’ll inspire curiosity each week!  Visitors will explore biological artifacts such as bones, fur, eggs, and shells; learn what they reveal about area wildlife; and create biofact replicas to take home. In today’s version we take a look at Animal Furs. Animal fur has been used by humans for warmth, fashion, home décor, and other purposes for generations. Learn about the demand for and uses of fur from animals that live in coastal North Carolina.

Satelix @ Ingram Planetarium
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We used to wander around the continents and the oceans to expand to every corner of our planet. Not long ago, like heavenly riders, we conquered Earth’s atmosphere. And now… now we are becoming wanderers in a new vast world called the universe. Satellite technologies help us every day. They are the symbol of international cooperation across the continents. And they might enable us to live on this planet for another millennium.

Seven Wonders @ Ingram Planetarium
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Turn back the pages of time and witness the ancient wonders of the world as they appeared thousands of years ago. Explore the Great Pyramid, stand in the shadow of the towering Colossus, and experience the rest of the world’s Seven Wonders. Investigate the theories of how these wonders were created and get a glimpse of some of the universe’s greatest wonders. Followed by a live star show.

Cosmic Mashups (NEW!) @ Ingram Planetarium
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Supermassive black holes are found at the center of most galaxies.

Sagittarius A* is the one at the center of the Milky Way, and is four million times the mass of the Sun.

Scientists are beginning to uncover how galaxy collisions, and the subsequent merging of galaxies, activates galactic centers to produce these monstrous black holes.

Join Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences Professor, Dr. Julie Comerford, and former graduate student Dr. Becky Nevin, as they share current research into the evolution and development of supermassive black holes.

The Sky Tonight @ Ingram Planetarium
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is a live star show. The presenter will display the night sky on the planetarium’s dome ceiling and take you on a tour, pointing out the stars, planets, and constellations that are visible in our area. Later, as you are walking along the beach on a clear night, you will be able to recognize by name the celestial sights you see.

Laser Light Show: Love Under the Laser Lights @ Ingram Planetarium
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us in a sensory experience unlike any other as LIVE lighting and laser effects accompany love song hits heard through the area’s best sound system.