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College of The Albemarle Hosts COA Star Nights Events

College of The Albemarle (COA) will hold its first 2022-2023 Star Nights event, An Evening Under the Stars, on Friday, August 19, 2022, from 7-9 p.m. at COA – Dare, 205 Highway 64 S, Manteo.  The event will take place in the amphitheater at COA – Dare.

COA Star Nights is a fun and educational event featuring astronomy activities for all ages.  View the craters of the Moon live through various telescopes! Take a guided tour of the constellations! Walk a half-mile scaled solar system.  Learn about the latest findings in astronomy, including the James Webb Space Telescope.

College of The Albemarle is excited to offer this free family-friendly event to our communities.  Lisa Meads, Dean of Arts and Sciences at COA said,

“COA is excited to host COA Star nights, An Evening Under the Stars, at each campus across our seven-county service area this year.  It is an excellent opportunity for our faculty and staff to grow STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) education in our local communities.”

Please visit COA – Dare on August 19th to enjoy a range of astronomy-themed activities. This is a public event and all are welcome and encouraged to attend.  If you are unable to attend on August 19th, we have three more events scheduled for 2022-2023.  COA Star Nights will also be held on November 4, 2022, at COA – Currituck; March 10, 2023, at COA – Edenton-Chowan; and April 21, 2023, at COA – Elizabeth City.  All events begin at 7:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m.

COA Star Nights events are made possible through generous grant support from Dominion Energy.  The half-mile scaled solar system is made possible through support from Lowe’s.  COA is greatly appreciative of the funding support to make these events available.

For more information on COA Star Nights, An Evening Under the Stars, contact Todd Krueger at 252-335-0821 ext. 2323 or The rain date for this event is Saturday, August 20, 2022, from 7-9 p.m.  Please follow College of The Albemarle’s Facebook page for updates.