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Jan. 18

‘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.

NatSci Walk:

Join a naturalist and scientist for a by-foot exploration of local nature highlights, such as lichens, polypores, deer rubs, beaver chews, tracks, scats, wildflowers, fungus, cumulonimbus clouds, habitats, macroinvertebrates, trees and more. One or two topics are covered per walk. Further details will be provided after registration. 3 p.m. $10. Downtown Mount Holly. S. Main Street, Mount Holly. visitmounthollync.com.

‘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.

Gaston Regional Science and Engineering Fair:

The Schiele Museum hosts the GRSEF, showcasing student research STEM projects from elementary, middle and high school students across the area. 1-5 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 we compare our planet to other objects that also orbit the 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. 19

‘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 we compare our planet to other objects that also orbit the 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.

Gaston Regional Science and Engineering Fair:

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

‘Our Earth’s Moon:’

Learn about the phases of the moon, eclipses, and its unique landscapes. Find out how the surface of the moon was shaped and why we only see one side of Earth’s natural satellite at night. 11 a.m. Included in admission. Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium. 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. 704-866-6908. www.schielemuseum.org.

Jan. 20

‘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. 23

‘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.

Space Explorers Camp In:

Your Scout troop can enjoy fun and enriching activities at The Schiele after dark. Learn about the moon, the planets, the stars as you explore museum exhibits, watch a planetarium show, and do hands on activities. 7 p.m. $30. Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium. 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. 704-866-6908. www.schielemuseum.org.

Jan. 24

‘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.

‘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. 25

‘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 we compare our planet to other objects that also orbit the 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 we compare our planet to other objects that also orbit the 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. 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. 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. 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

‘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.

‘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.

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.

‘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.

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 we compare our planet to other objects that also orbit the 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.

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