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august, 2019

17aug1:30 pm2:30 pmN.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in Whiteville presents “North Carolina and the Space Race” programInteractive program with NASA Space Ambassador Tony Rice


Event Details

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville welcomes NASA Space Ambassador Tony Rice for an interactive program on Saturday, August 17 from 1:30 until 2:30 p.m. Attendants will have the opportunity to reflect on the Apollo program during the 50th anniversary of the first steps on the Moon, learn more about North Carolina’s role in the space race, and explore what the Apollo missions have taught us about getting to Mars. No registration is required for this free program. The museum is located at 415 Madison Street in Whiteville.

Tony Rice is a volunteer in the NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory Ambassador program. He also is a contributor to WRAL-TV in Raleigh, N.C. on astronomy and spaceflight. Rice enables broadcast meteorologists across the country with information about astronomy and space for them to share with their audiences. Rice earned a Computer Science degree from Virginia Tech and spends his day as a data scientist because, as he puts it, “it gives me a good excuse to get involved across many different sciences.”

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information, please contact the Museum at 910.914.4185 or

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The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville is located at 415 South Madison St., downtown Whiteville. Based in Columbus County, it serves the southeastern region of North Carolina and is an extension of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh. The most visited museum in the state and an active research institution, the Museum in Raleigh engages visitors of every age and stage of learning about the wonders of science and the natural world and introduces them to intriguing fields of study that are critical to the future of North Carolina. Plan your visit online at

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(Saturday) 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


NC Museum of Natural Sciences Whiteville

415 S Madison St

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