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Jan. 4

‘Nightwatch:’

There is more in the night sky than you can see with your naked eye. Learn how to explore the universe with binoculars and small telescopes without leaving your own backyard. 3:30 p.m. $3. Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium. 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. 704-866-6908. www.schielemuseum.org.

Red Starr’s Solar System Round-Up:

Saddle-up with Red Starr and his sidekick Solar Max while they check out their herd of planets they tend on the Solar System Ranch. This up-to-date program about the planets features images from the latest fleet of spacecraft exploring our neighborhood in outer space. 1:30 p.m. $3. Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium. 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. 704-866-6908. www.schielemuseum.org.

Planets: A Voyage Across Our Solar System:

Take an exciting tour of the Solar System looking in detail at each planet. Discover information about the formation of our system and new extra-solar planets. This program features exciting planetary images, beautiful computer animation, and more. 2:30 p.m. Included in admission. Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium. 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. 704-866-6908. www.schielemuseum.org.

Jan. 6

Planets: A Voyage Across Our Solar System:

Take an exciting tour of the Solar System looking in detail at each planet. Discover information about the formation of our system and new extra-solar planets. This program features exciting planetary images, beautiful computer animation, and more. 3:30 p.m. Included in admission. Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium. 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. 704-866-6908. www.schielemuseum.org.

Jan. 10

Planets: A Voyage Across Our Solar System:

Take an exciting tour of the Solar System looking in detail at each planet. Discover information about the formation of our system and new extra-solar planets. This program features exciting planetary images, beautiful computer animation, and more. 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m. Included in admission. Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium. 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. 704-866-6908. www.schielemuseum.org.

Red Starr’s Solar System Round-Up:

Saddle-up with Red Starr and his sidekick Solar Max while they check out their herd of planets they tend on the Solar System Ranch. This up-to-date program about the planets features images from the latest fleet of spacecraft exploring our neighborhood in outer space. 1:30 p.m. $3. Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium. 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. 704-866-6908. www.schielemuseum.org.

‘Nightwatch:’

There is more in the night sky than you can see with your naked eye. Learn how to explore the universe with binoculars and small telescopes without leaving your own backyard. 3:30 p.m. $3. Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium. 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. 704-866-6908. www.schielemuseum.org.

Jan. 11

My Brain Did What?:

Celebrate “Brainteaser Month” at the Schiele Museum. Explore some of the bizarre ways your brain processes information. 2 p.m. Included in admission. Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium. 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. 704-866-6908. www.schielemuseum.org.

Planets: A Voyage Across Our Solar System:

Take an exciting tour of the Solar System looking in detail at each planet. Discover information about the formation of our system and new extra-solar planets. This program features exciting planetary images, beautiful computer animation, and more. 2:30 p.m. Included in admission. Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium. 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. 704-866-6908. www.schielemuseum.org.

Gaston Regional Science and Engineering Fair:

The Schiele Museum hosts the GRSEF, showcasing student research STEM projects from elementary, middle and high school students. 1-5 p.m. Included in admission. Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium. 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. 704-866-6908. www.schielemuseum.org.

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