Walk to the ISS Challenge

by Feb 15, 2021South Brunswick, Upcoming

Ingram Planetarium welcomes International Space Station Astronaut Clayton Anderson to kick off its virtual walk-a-thon.

Ingram Planetarium kicks off its virtual walk-a-thon at 7 pm on February 19 with a special guest — retired International Space Station (ISS) astronaut and award-winning author Clayton Anderson. Anderson joins Ingram Planetarium Manager Kat Hunt for an interview about life and fitness on the ISS.

Flyer for Walk to the ISS

This online kick-off event will premiere on Facebook Live on Ingram Planetarium’s Facebook page. Phone lines will be open until 8 pm on February 19 for walk-a-thon registrations.

Walk-a-thon participants who register on or before the event will also be entered to win a signed copy of Anderson’s book, It’s a Question of Space. Copies of Anderson’s children’s books, Letters from Space and A is for Astronaut, are available in Ingram Planetarium’s gift shop and online gift shop.

Ingram Planetarium’s Walk to the ISS challenge will last for 60 days.

Participants are challenged to take walks that add up to 240 miles (the average distance from Earth to the ISS). Registration is $25 for individuals or $20 for participants in groups of four or more. Participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt with their registration.

International Space Station Walk-a-thon

This event is a safe and fun activity for the whole family. For more information or to register, visit MuseumPlanetarium.org and click on Special Events/Walk-a-thon or call the Museum of Coastal Carolina at (910) 579-1016 (Monday through Saturday 10 am to 3 pm).

Ingram Planetarium is located at 7625 High Market Street in Sunset Beach. During February, the planetarium is open on Friday and Saturday from 10:30 am to 4 pm. Admission is free for members.

Regular per-show admission for non-members is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors (62+), $7.50 for children (3 to 12), and free for age 2 and younger. From March to May 15, the Planetarium will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
For more information and bookings with Astronaut Clayton Anderson, visit AstroClay.com, follow @AstroClay.

Want to walk?
Walk to the ISS Challenge
Walk 240 miles within 60 days
Registration: $25 at MuseumPlanetarium.org
Kickoff Event on Facebook Live: February 19, 7 pm