2015 promises to be an amazing year to spend some warm evenings outside looking at the moon, the stars, at least ten meteor showers, and other astronomical events. To help kick off your stargazing activities; the Greensboro Science Center will be hosting a Star Party on April 24th at 8 PM as a part of the NC Science Festival. This is a free event open to the public. We will have a number of telescopes set up in our parking lot and experts to help point the way. You may also want to bring a pair of binoculars or your own telescope. And as if that isn’t enough excitement for one night…the Greensboro Science Center will be hosting a special program entitled The Secret Life of Penguins as part of its second annual Tuxedo Trot (see previous post for details). The insightful presentation shows the audience the facts and some strange tidbits about these fascinating birds. A Greensboro Science Center Senior Zookeeper will be on hand to reveal secrets about the Center’s own bird colony. As a special treat, a live penguin will be joining the event for what promises to be a very memorable evening.
This special addition to the Tuxedo Trot will be held on April 24th from 7-8pm at the Greensboro Science Center. Tickets to The Secret Life of Penguins are $5 for runners and $10 for non-runners. Tickets can be purchased online with race registration or by calling the Greensboro Science Center at 336-288-3769. All proceeds – 100% – from both the Tuxedo Trot and The Secret Life of Penguins will be donated to The Southern African Foundations for Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB). SANCCOB is a non-profit organization devoted to conserving seabirds, especially threatened species such as the African penguin. SANCCOB’s primary objective is to conserve African penguins and other seabirds through rescue, rehabilitation and release of ill, injured, abandoned and oiled birds. Additional registration information can be found online at http://www.tuxedotrot.com.