Zoo in the Skies
Ingram Planetarium celebrates science during NCSciFest 2021 on April 11.
The night sky offers a zoo like no other. Of the 88 constellations observed by the International Astronomical Union, nearly half are influenced by the menagerie of animals both majestic and mythical that inspired the human imagination. On April 11 at 1 p.m., a program at Ingram Planetarium called Zoo in the Skies will take visitors on a cosmic safari through some of these wild highlights of the night sky.
Zoo in the Skies, an official event of the 2021 North Carolina Science Festival (NCSciFest), is presented by the Biogen Foundation.
North Carolina Science Festival, founded in 2010 by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, is the first statewide science festival in the United States. Celebrating its 11th anniversary in 2021, the festival continues to showcase the economic, educational and cultural impact of science in North Carolina.
NCSciFest 2021’s theme is Homegrown Science — a nod to the state’s large community of scientists and to the ingenuity of citizens who have been exploring science at home throughout the last year.
“The return of NCSciFest during such a critical time is exciting and necessary,” says Festival Director Jonathan Frederick. “We are uniquely positioned to highlight and connect people to meaningful science engagement opportunities that build trust with communities across the state.”
The North Carolina Science Festival is presented by the Biogen Foundation and produced by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For more information, visit ncscifest.org.
Want to go?
Zoo in the Skies, part of NCSciFest
April 11, 1 p.m.
Ingram Planetarium, 7625 High Market Street, Sunset Beach
Admission is free for members. General nonmember per-show admission is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors 62+, and $7.50 for children 3 to 12. Children 2 and younger get in free.