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StarLab to bring outer space to Randolph County Libraries

StarLab to bring outer space to Randolph County Libraries

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ASHEBORO — Starlab, a portable planetarium purchased by the State Library in 2018, is making a stop at several Randolph County Libraries this month. StarLab is a portable inflatable planetarium that uses a computer and projector to display various stellar and physics-related experiences and bring outer space to schools’ libraries, camps, scouting groups and more. The product was invented back in 1977 by Philip Sadler and his class of middle school students in Lincoln, Massachusetts. StarLab at the Asheboro Public Library in 2018 (Photo credit - Randolph County Library) In 2018, the State Library of North Carolina purchased a StarLab to share among the state’s libraries, with the Asheboro library being its first stop. This month its coming back. With projected images inside, th...
Everything you need to know about Monday’s total solar eclipse

Everything you need to know about Monday’s total solar eclipse

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https://youtu.be/2MJY_ptQW1o Watch the NASA livestream of the eclipse on April 8th from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT ASHEBORO — On Monday, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, and while Randolph County isn’t in the path of totality, it will still be an astronomical event worth witnessing. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the sun. To fully witness a total solar eclipse, including seeing the “ring of fire,” you’ll need to be within a 115-mile-wide area stretching from Texas to Maine called the path of totality.   None of North Carolina is in the path, so no one in the state will see the moon fully cover the sun. In Randolph County, astronomers say the moon will cover around 80% of the sun, ma...
Accidental witness: historian to recount McGlohon’s A-bomb experience in Asheboro library talk

Accidental witness: historian to recount McGlohon’s A-bomb experience in Asheboro library talk

Events
John McGlohon speaks to a crowd at the Asheboro Public Library about his experience photographing the atomic bombing of Hiroshima during WWII. Aug 11th 2016. [Scott Pelkey/Acme News - Archive Photo] ASHEBORO N.C. – Next month, the Randolph County Public Library will be hosting historian Ken Samuelson who will share the story of how McGlohon accidentally captured images of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and the fight after the war to vindicate his accounts. Former Asheboro Fire Chief John McGlohon served as an aerial reconnaissance photographer in World War II where he snapped images of the atomic bomb blast at Hiroshima. The B-29 bombers assigned to photograph and study the Hiroshima mission were given orders to stay at least fifty miles away from the city, but miscommunicati...