Weekend Family Fun Across the Triangle
Jan. 24-26: Stargazing Series, Tricky Tracks, Astronomy Days and Science of the Season
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This weekend in the Triangle, check out the night sky with powerful binoculars and telescopes under expert guidance at West Point on the Eno in Durham, learn the art of “tracking” at a program at Blue Jay Point County Park in Raleigh, immerse yourself in the universe at Astronomy Days at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh and learn how plants, animals and people survive winter at a drop-in activity at Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham.
Take a tour of the night sky at West Point on the Eno in Durham this Jan.24 from 8-10 p.m. Park staff and astronomers from CHAOS, NCCU, NASA and Durham Parks and Recreation will lead attendees through using high-powered binoculars and telescopes for viewing stars, planets and other celestial features. Meet at the Environmental Education Pavilion for the program. No preregistration is required.
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Roam around Blue Jay Point County Park in Raleigh this Jan. 25, 10-11 a.m. to find animal tracks and get the basics of the fine art of “tracking.” This activity is open to all ages but is most appropriate for ages 5 and up. Preregister here, and meet in the Cardinal Room to participate.
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Astronomy Days FREE
Join the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences this Jan. 25 and 26 for the annual event focusing on all things astronomy. Taking place this Jan. 25 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Jan. 26 from noon-5 p.m., attendees will enjoy comet crafts, solar observation, lectures, rocket launches and more. Space enthusiasts of all ages will find something fascinating to see and learn. Check out the list of exhibits, activities and presentations here.
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This Jan. 25, 2-4 p.m., explore how plants, people and other animals live during winter at an afternoon of discovery at Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham. Enjoy fun activities and performances at this drop-in event that is suitable for all ages. Meet at the Doris Duke Center to participate. Preregistration is suggested.
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