“Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are!”
Reach for the stars at Ingram Planetarium in beautiful Sunset Beach NC. The fun packed observatory just half an hour away between North Myrtle Beach and Wilmington.
Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for kids 3-5 years old and free for those 2 and under. Ingram Planetarium is opened Friday and Saturday from 12:30 to 5PM and astronomy shows start at 1PM.
Fun things to play with at the Planetarium
• Race into Space! – Shoot water at astronauts toys to see who gets up faster.
• Nebula Ball – Watch the light respond to your touch and gather around your palm and fingers to create beautiful swirling formations.
• Bernoulli’s Lift Off – Make an airplane fly. Fast moving air over the wings creates lift causing an airplane to fly. Same is true on a race car, the faster the air, the faster the car drives.
• Gravity Machine – Let gravity draw art for you!
• Hear sounds coming from Pan’s Pipes – Pan was half man half goat that entertained Gods by singing on a flute he made from hollow reeds. Sound is a form of energy that is transmitted by vibrations called sound waves. The pipes trap sound in the room and channel it to your ear. The shorter the pipe the higher the pitch.
• Measure electromagnetic radiation using Crookes “light mill” – The radiometer is an airtight glass bulb containing partial vacuum. The vanes rotate when exposed to light. The more light the faster they go.
• Watch cool NASA movies. Did you know the Solar wind output is at 50 year low?
Special Events at Ingram Planetarium (beware the planetarium will be closed May 1 through 22 as it goes digital!)
• March 14: Space and Pi Day
Celebrate the number 3.14 and other math games. Space Day activities.
• April 2 – 4: 100 Hours of Astronomy
Look through a telescope as Galileo did 400 years ago.
• 3rd Friday and Saturday of each month: Rock ‘n’ Roll Laser Shows
March 20 and 21 – 5PM Hypnotica, 6PM Laseropolis, 7PM Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”
April 17 and 18 – 5PM Pop, 6PM Beatles, 7PM Led Zeppelin
Here is a list with the songs played during each show.
Experience the sky legends at Ingram Planetarium!
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