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Family Science Night

Family Science Night is an official event of the 2017 North Carolina Science Festival presented by the Biogen Foundation Foundation and produced by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  As an official 2017 North Carolina Science Festival event, Macon County Public Library is among hundreds of community-based events that are showcasing STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities for the citizens of North Carolina.  Founded in 2010, the North Carolina Science Festival is the first statewide science festival in the United States.  Through a two-week series of community-based events each spring (hosted by schools, colleges, libraries, museums, parks, businesses and other local organizations), the Festival celebrates the economic, educational and cultural impact of science in North Carolina.

Also, as part of our Family Science Night, the portable planetarium will be back!  We will play the show Impact at 5 PM & 6 PM and we will start issuing tickets at the children's desk 1 hour before showtime.  The shows will be first come, first admitted.  Macon County Public Library welcomes participants with disabilities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please call the Library at 524-3600 in advance of the event.  Immediate following each show, Matt Cass, science chair at SCC and principal investigator of the Smoky Mountain STEM collaborative, will give a brief science talk about asteroids and meteorites.