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ONSLOW COUNTY, NC-- Onslow County Museum will present a ‘Star Party’ on Saturday, April 22 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Onslow County Environmental Education Center (EEC) located in Sneads Ferry. The Onslow County Museum and EEC Star Party is an official event of the 2017 North Carolina Science Festival presented by the Biogen Foundation.The Star Party will include a variety of astronomy-inspired games, make-and-takes and special giveaways. Star-gazing and night sky exploration, with assistance from the Cape Fear Astronomy Society, will begin as the sun sets and the night sky emerges from behind the EEC. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars and personal telescopes. This family-friendly event is FREE and open to the public. “We so excited to be part of this statewide event and introduce our visitors to the magic of the night sky,” said Lisa Whitman-Grice, Onslow County Museum Director.For more information about the Star Party, contact:Onslow County Museum at (910) 324-5008www.onslowcountync.gov/Museumwww.facebook.com/OCMuseum/As an official 2017 North Carolina Science Festival event, the Onslow County Museum and EEC Star Party is among hundreds of community-based events that are showcasing STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities for the citizens of North Carolina. Founded in 2010, the North Carolina Science Festival is the first statewide science festival in the United States. Through a two-week series of community-based events each spring (hosted by schools, colleges, libraries, museums, parks, businesses and other local organizations), the Festival celebrates the economic, educational and cultural impact of science in North Carolina. “Science is fun, science is everywhere, science is for everyone — that’s what the North Carolina Science Festival is all about,” said Jonathan Frederick, Festival director. “In 2017, we have a special focus on ‘Art and Design’ with events from April 7 through April 23.” The North Carolina Science Festival is presented by the Biogen Foundation and produced by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For more information, visit www.ncsciencefestival.org.###