Ingram Planetarium Manager Will Snyder presents the April installment of the “Stars at Sunset” series. This monthly series showcases the stars, constellations, and other celestial events that will be visible in the night sky above the Carolinas each month. In addition to taking you on a live tour of the night sky, Snyder will also explore various topics ranging from the earliest history of astronomy to the latest advancements in the field. The next program in this series is scheduled for 7 pm on May 6.
The April 1 program will focus on the celestial sights and events that fill the April night sky. As the evenings get warmer, spring constellations, including Virgo the Maiden, get higher and higher in the sky each night. Did you know that Virgo carries the star Spica, Latin for “wheat,” which signifies the beginning of the planting season? Discover how to find this star and many others in the spring Carolina sky. Also, learn about the Lyrids meteor shower which will be at its peak during the end of April.
Ingram Planetarium is located at 7625 High Market Street in Sunset Beach, NC. Admission is free for members. Non-member admission (including NC sales tax) is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors (62+), $7 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information, call 910-575-0033 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.