Starry Nights on Hatteras Island

Hatteras Village, Starry Nights on Hatteras Island
Event Description: 

This event is important for the community because Cape Hatteras has the darkest night sky east of the Mississippi River and many residents don’t realize it! Located 27 miles offshore we are far away from the light pollution of most major cities which is why Hatteras Village’s north beach was rated a Bortle Class 3 by the National Park Service, who continues to work toward earning Cape Hatteras National Seashore the designation of an International Dark Sky Park.

PLANETARIUM MOVIE SHOWINGS: 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM, 4:30 PM
Inside the mobile planetarium we will be showing “Astronaut” narrated by Ewan McGregor and produced by the National Space Center. Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut!

SCIENCE ON YOUR STREET ACTIVITIES: 2:00 – 5:00 PM
A Morehead educator will guide you through a unique activity that will explore STEM fields such as chemistry and physics, as well as coding and engineering design. Hands-on experiences will encourage your group to discover STEM through the power of curiosity.

LIVE TELESCOPE VIEWING: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Morehead educators bring telescopes and guide you through fun observations of stars, planets, moons, nebulae and other celestial objects. You might even see a few meteors! *This activity is dependent on clear skies, a live sky show inside the planetarium will be offered if its too cloudy outside.

When is the Event?: 
Saturday, February 12, 2022 - 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where is the event?

Hatteras Civic Center
56658 NC-12
Hatteras