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“Star Light, Star Bright” brings stargazing to the Outer Banks.

There is something magical about the Outer Banks night sky and “Star Light, Star Bright,” presented as part of the North Carolina Science Festival, will bring the Nags Head Woods sky alive. The forecast is calling for clear skies on the 21st so sign up now.

Outer Banks night sky.

Outer Banks night sky.

“Come see the stars! The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island will host a Star Party from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 21 at Nags Head Woods in Kill Devil Hills. “Star Light, Star Bright” is part of a Statewide Star Party and is an official event of the 2017 North Carolina Science Festival.

Star spotting on the Outer Banks is a treasured tradition. Come hear stories and learn some tricks for viewing the night sky.

Participants may bring their own binoculars and flashlights, and an aquarium guide will demonstrate how to look for stars and more. The Star Party will be at the Nags Head Woods Preserve parking lot on Ocean Acres Drive in Kill Devil Hills.

Tickets for Star Light, Star Bright are $5 per person ($4.50 for Aquarium members). Children 16 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult. Children 2 and under are free.

For registration details, visit NC Aquariums. Pre-registration is required.

As an official 2017 North Carolina Science Festival event, Star Light, Star Bright 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.

“Science is fun, science is everywhere, science is for everyone — that’s what the North Carolina Science Festival is all about,” said Jonathan Frederick, festival director.

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 N. C. Science Festival.”

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