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Jan. 25

‘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.

Solar System: A Journey of Exploration:

Journey across the Solar System to explore the Sun and its family of planets, moons, comets and asteroids that define our place in space. Gain an appreciation for Earth as the only place for life as we know it as we compare our planet to other objects that also orbit our sun. 1-5 p.m. Included in admission. Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium. 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. 704-866-6908. www.schielemuseum.org.

Jan. 26

Solar System: A Journey of Exploration:

Journey across the Solar System to explore the Sun and its family of planets, moons, comets and asteroids that define our place in space. Gain an appreciation for Earth as the only place for life as we know it as we compare our planet to other objects that also orbit our sun. 9-5 p.m. Included in admission. Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium. 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. 704-866-6908. www.schielemuseum.org.

Jan. 27

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. 29

Schiele Science Cafe: Out of This World:

Gather for a face-to-face lively discussion about intriguing topics with an actual scientist. Ask questions, share opinions, and express ideas with other science lovers in this relaxed and friendly social environment. 6 p.m. $5. Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium. 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. 704-866-6908. www.schielemuseum.org.

Jan. 31

Heroes and Hard Times: American History Through Story and Song:

Award-winning musicians/storytellers Sparky and Rhonda Rucker lead a journey through more than three centuries of American history, from slavery to the civil rights era. 2 p.m. Gaston County Public Library. Main Branch. 1555 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. 704-868-2164. gastonlibrary.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. 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.

Feb. 1

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.

Solar System: A Journey of Exploration:

Journey across the Solar System to explore the Sun and its family of planets, moons, comets and asteroids that define our place in space. Gain an appreciation for Earth as the only place for life as we know it as we compare our planet to other objects that also orbit our sun. 1-5 p.m. Included in admission. Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium. 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. 704-866-6908. www.schielemuseum.org.

Feb. 2

Solar System: A Journey of Exploration:

Journey across the Solar System to explore the Sun and its family of planets, moons, comets and asteroids that define our place in space. Gain an appreciation for Earth as the only place for life as we know it as we compare our planet to other objects that also orbit our sun. 9-5 p.m. Included in admission. Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium. 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. 704-866-6908. www.schielemuseum.org.

Feb. 3

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.

Feb. 7

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 to 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.

Pioneering Women of Cleveland County Exhibit:

This exhibit celebrates women’s history in Cleveland County and the surrounding region from the Revolutionary War to the present day. The exhibit focuses a spotlight on the women whose courageous acts helped to turn the tide of the revolution, as well as on the women who helped establish and maintain our area’s infrastructure, industries, hospitals, schools, churches, and civic organizations. The display will also showcase local women who were groundbreakers and leaders in their professions, and reflect on how our unique local history fits into the broader narrative of women’s history throughout the nation. 10-4 p.m. Kings Mountain Historical Museum. 100 East Mountain St., Kings Mountain. 704-739-1019. www.kingsmountainmuseum.org.

Feb. 8

Alexander Community Concert:

The Davidson College Jazz Combo, just back from a concert tour of the Mexican Riviera, will present a jubilant, joyful, jivey afternoon of jazz. Reception with refreshments to meet the musicians follows the concert. 3-5 p.m. $10-$15; free for children younger than 12. St. Peter By-The-Lake Episcopal Church. 8433 Fairfield Forest Road, Denver. 704-483-3460. www.saintpeterbythelake.net.

Solar System: A Journey of Exploration:

Journey across the Solar System to explore the Sun and its family of planets, moons, comets and asteroids that define our place in space. Gain an appreciation for Earth as the only place for life as we know it as we compare our planet to other objects that also orbit our sun. 1-5 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.

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