Follow the animated adventures of Cy, Annie, and their dog Armstrong as they embark on an unexpected journey into space! Explore the Earth, Sun, and Moon with a wise-cracking spaceship computer. See an asteroid crash into the Moon. Bounce along on the lunar surface. Get up close and personal with a solar storm. Gain a new appreciation of our home planet. The Accidental Astronauts is a space adventure for all ages but is especially appropriate for young space explorers.
Step into the shoes of working scientists in this family friendly program. Each week, we will feature a different type of scientist, describe the research they conduct, and dive into their world with hands-on activities.
Sep 8 Become a marine biologist by studying the life cycles of sharks, dolphins, and whales.
Sep 15 What’s the weather today? Learn how weather works and storms form by becoming a meteorologist.
Sep 22 We’ll use microscopes to identify waterborne organisms as we try our hand at being microbiologists.
Sep 29 Take a closer look at how an ecosystem works. Local ecologists study the marsh ecosystems, such as the Green Swamp.
Come back soon for our October and later dates.
Jamie Justice is the creator of Spotlight Science. Justice is the Education Manager for the Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium. She received her Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from Bowling Green State University and her Master of Science in Environmental Science with concentrations in Marine and Coastal Education and Coastal Management from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Big Astronomy: People, Places, Discoveries, takes you on a journey to three world-class observatories in Chile’s rugged Andes Mountains and arid Atacama Desert— remote, extreme regions that happen to have the perfect conditions for astronomical research. Along the way, you’ll meet an inspiring cast of astronomers, engineers, technicians, and support staff who keep these mega-machines running.
Immerse yourself in the beauty of Chichén Itzá, Mexico, and listen to the story of the ancient Maya civilization. Experience Tales of the Maya Skies. With unprecedented realism Tales of the Maya Skies immerses us in Maya science, art and mythology, using full dome digital technology to transport us back into the world of the Maya. Tales of the Maya Skies inspires and educates through its description of the Maya’s accurate astronomical achievements and how astronomy connected them to the Universe.
Are there more worlds beyond Pluto? What might such a world be like? Planet Nine tells a tale of the search for another world hidden in the darkness. Planet Nine follows planetary scientist/explorer Mike Brown and his team at CalTech as they uncover new worlds such as the remarkably bright Eris; tumbling Haumea, an egg-shaped object rotating incredibly fast; and Sedna, whose orbit takes it deep into the far reaches of the Solar System. Is there a new planet beyond even these distant objects?
This is a live star show. The presenter will display the night sky on the planetarium’s dome ceiling and take you on a tour, pointing out the stars, planets, and constellations that are visible in our area. Later, as you are walking along the beach on a clear night, you will be able to recognize by name the celestial sights you see.
Teachers and administrators in Brunswick and surrounding counties are invited to visit the Museum of Coastal Carolina for free with school ID from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, Oct 6. Come learn all that the museum and planetarium have to offer with door prizes, a tour of the museum, special activities, and a preview of the planetarium. Teachers will have the opportunity to reserve a date for field trips for their school and earn an individual membership to the museum. Preregistration is suggested, although not required, as space is limited.
Enjoy classic Halloween-themed music in surround sound while colorful laser images are displayed on the Sky Theater’s domed ceiling. You will hear music such as Feed My Frankenstein (Alice Cooper), Devil Went Down to Georgia (Charlie Daniels Band), Iron Man (Black Sabbath), Men In Black (Will Smith), Godzilla (Purple Oyster Cult), Thriller (Michael Jackson), and more.