Congratulations to Elias Waverly Moore for winning the Fall 2018 Photography Contest with his photograph, "Junkyard Beauty"! To see his piece and all other photos submitted to the contest, please visit the Arts Center through December 30th. The Arts Center is FREE to experience and is open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10am-5pm and Sundays, 1pm-5pm. Call (252) 972-1266 for more information.
Skies have cleared up nicely for tonight’s City Lake Star Party!
Dress warmly and join us this evening, Friday, November 16, Rocky Mount’s City Lake Park, from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.! Staff from the Imperial Centre’s Cummins Planetarium and volunteers from the Tar River Astronomy Club will be on hand to share with you the current evening sky. Several telescopes will be available for assisted viewing of the Moon and planets.
MARS is well placed for our final astronomical outing of 2018! The MOON is in its Waxing Gibbous phase, which means there will be some shadow details visible along the day/night boundary, called the ‘terminator.’ Expect richly shaded details of mountains, valleys and craters on the lunar surface, as well as vast, flat, crater-filled lava plains called maria. The planet SATURN may appear briefly above the trees during set-up, and several nice STAR CLUSTERS may also be visible as the evening progresses. We’ll be conducting informal, laser-guided constellation tours too.
Bring the kids, but please keep a close eye on them, as we will be set up near the foot bridge, right on City Lake! FREE TO ALL / Weather permitting
Join us under the stars!
The Theatre at the Imperial Centre is in its second week of rehearsals for A Charlie Brown Christmas. Don't wait to get your tickets for this evening of family friendly Christmas spirit. Visit www.imperialcentre.org or call 252-972-1266 for more information.