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StarLab to bring outer space to Randolph County Libraries

StarLab to bring outer space to Randolph County Libraries

Events
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...
Central Carolina to see Partial ‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse this Saturday

Central Carolina to see Partial ‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse this Saturday

Weather
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlY79zjud-Q Watch the Solar Eclipse live on YouTube on NASA's live stream. ASHEBORO N.C. - On Saturday, October 14th, 2023, an annular solar eclipse will cross western North America, and while only a few cities will see the 'ring of fire,' here in North Carolina we may still have something neat to witness. The 2023 solar eclipse is what's known as an annular, or partial, solar eclipse. The moon will pass between the orbit of the Earth and the Sun casting a shadow on the Earth across its path. Due to the distance between the Earth, moon, and Sun, the moon will not fully cover the Sun in the sky, creating a “ring of fire” around the moon when it lines up directly with the sun. Credit: Michael Zeiler, GreatAmericanEclipse.com To see the 'ring of ...