Planetarium presents ‘Summer Stargazing’

Jul. 06, 2013 @ 10:34 PM


The summer solstice occurred and summer officially began at 1:04 a.m. on June 21, 2013. In observance of Earth’s changing seasons, the Children’s Museum & Science Center of Rocky Mount now presents “Summer Stargazing” in the Cummins Planetarium.

Seasonal stargazing presentations are updated throughout the year, as planet Earth journeys around the Sun and seasons change. “Summer Stargazing” is a short, guided tour of the bright stars and constellations found in the current night sky. This mini-show is included with all public presentations of “Secrets of the Sun” shown in the Cummins Planetarium.

The Rocky Mount Children’s Museum & Science Center, 270 Gay St., Rocky Mount, is open Tuesday-Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays, from 1-5 p.m.; and is closed to the public on Mondays. The museum remains open until 9 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month.

For additional show and ticket information, call (252) 972-1167 or visit online at