Thursday, May 1, 2008

Port Discover Looks Up at the Skies for Second Saturday Science, May 10

Contact: LuAnne Pendergraft
Phone: 252-335-3844

Port Discover Looks Up at the Skies for Second Saturday Science, May 10

Elizabeth City, NC — Port Discover offers an exploration of the solar system as part of the Second Saturday Science program, Spectacular Solar System, set for Saturday, May 10 at Port Discover. How big are the planets and the sun? What are some theories about the how the solar system began? Billy Younger, instructor of Mathematics & Physics at the College of the Albemarle, will lead the program. Second Saturday Science is free, thanks to the program sponsor, Gateway Bank. Reservations are required. Programs are scheduled for 9:30 am and 11:00 am. Second Saturday Science programs are geared toward elementary school aged children. Please call 252-338-6117 for registration.

Port Discover is located at 613 East Main Street, Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Port Discover’s hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Programs can be arranged at other times for special groups. For more information call 252-338-6117 or visit

Port Discover is a community-based, non-profit organization, established to enhance the public’s understanding and enjoyment of science through engaging programs, activities, and exhibits. Elizabeth City State University along with the Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce initiated the project that has attracted broad community support, including Elizabeth City Morning Rotary, College of the Albemarle, Albemarle Hospital, Museum of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools. Port Discover is also a member of the NC Grassroots Science Museum Collaborative.

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