Connecting to Astronomy
Kids of all ages can blast off each month (October – May) to explore a new and fascinating topic in astronomy. Travel from the moon to a galaxy far far away with an out of this world planetariums show and craft.
Every first Saturday of the month (June – September) come out to A Time for Science in Grifton for an afternoon planetarium show. Each show will include a fulldome short film and a live night sky tour.
Chia-yu Li Planetarium
Located at our Grifton Nature Center the Chia-Yu Li Planetarium is a 35-foot geodesic dome that seats 50 people, powered by a Digitarium Zeta Digital Planetarium System.
The planetarium has been in operation since 2015 and conducts K-12 school programs, general-interest level programs for the public, and private shows for parties and other events.
A Time for Science proudly offers a mobile planetarium for use by schools, clubs, camps, and community centers throughout Eastern North Carolina. Our mobile planetarium features a state-of-the-art digital projection system allowing you to skim through the rings of Saturn and travel to the stars!