Carolina Association of Planetarium Educators

Meeting November, 8-9, 2021

Every year planetarium and astronomy educators from all over North and South Carolina come together to share ideas and opportunities with one another.

CAPE 2021 will be a joint venture between The Neuseway Nature Park & The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Greenville and Contentnea Creek. Our plan is to offer a relaxed and fun time where our planetarium community can share, learn, and just hang out together. 

Your 2021 Hosts

NCMNS Greenville & Contentnea Creek

Brian Baker
729 DIckinson Avenue, Greenville, NC, 27834

Neuseway Nature Park

Sarah Bartlet
401 W Caswell St, Kinston, NC 28504

The Itinerary 

Event Schedule

Monday, November 8th

12:00pm-1:00pm Greeting and tour of the Neuseway Nature Park
1:00pm-2:30pm Presentations
2:30pm-3:30pm Bus Tour of Kinston
3:30pm-4:15pm Tom Petty laser show
4:30pm-5:00pm Travel to NCMNS: Contentnea Creek (Shuttle service available)
5:30pm-7:30pm  Dinner
7:30-9:00pm Stargazing in the Kitty and Max Joyner Observatory
9:00pm Travel back to Kinston (Shuttle service available)

Tuesday, November 9th

9:00am-10:00am Travel to NCMNS: Greenville (Shuttle service available)
10:00am-10:30am Greetings and tour of NCMNS: Greenville
10:30am-12:00pm Presentations
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm-2:00pm Guest Speaker
2:00-2:30pm Closing Remarks
2:30pm Shuttle service back to Kinston

Presentation Schedule

Monday, November 8th

1:00pm Chris Seale & JT Towne “Evans & Sutherland/Spitz”
1:20pm Liz Klimek “Madlib Myths”
1:40pm Neil Pifer, “NC Space Education Ambassador Program”
2:00pm Gary Lazich, “A Dome within a Dome”
2:20pm Darcie Roten, “Update on a new NC planetarium in the works”

Tuesday, November 9th

10:30am Margaret Thiele “Mayland Earth to Sky Park Transformation from a Mine to an Environmental Education Park”
11:00am Carole Holmberg “Milankovitch Cycles and long-term climate change”
11: 20am Brian Baker “LED Constellations”
1:00pm Patrick Treuthardt “Spiral Graph”

The Hotel

The Mother Earth Motor Lodge

501 N Heritage St Kinston, NC 28501


The Mother Earth Motor Lodge has been booked for your stay in Kinston, under the group name “Neuseway Park”. The rooms are $98.10 per night and payments must be processed by October 24th to get this rate and to guarantee availability. 

Some of the rooms are pet friendly. If you have any pet allergies, please call 252.520.2000 as soon as possible to reserve a “no pets” room.

Covid Protocols

To ensure the safest experience possible for everyone please waer a mask during our time indoors and on the vans. Meals and refreshments will be provided outdoors in the fresh air.

A Special Thanks To Our Sponsor

Evans & Sutherland and Spitz are proud to continue our support for the planetarium community of the Carolinas.

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729 Dickinson Avenue | Greenville, NC 27834 | 252.364.2862

The NC Museum of Natural Sciences is a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources