Thursday, October 17, 2013

October 2013: Port Discover’s Afterschool Science

For Immediate Release
Contact : Robin Kelly-Goss, 252-338-6117,
                        Chrissy Benton, 252-338-6117,

Port Discover’s Afterschool Science on October 24th
“Fireballs, Meteors, and Bolides, Oh My!”

Elizabeth City, NC — Will meteors hit the Earth? Will there be manned missions to nearby asteroids in the future? Join astrophysicist Dr. Malcolm LaCompte, as he presents “Fireballs, Meteors, and Bolides, Oh My!” Port Discover’s Afterschool Science on Thursday, October 24th , at 4:00 pm.  

Afterschool Science is Port Discover’s free, interactive science program featuring a different and timely topic each month.  Afterschool Science is made possible thanks to the City of Elizabeth City.

Port Discover is located at 611 East Main Street in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.  The science center’s hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, and Saturday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Programs can be arranged at other times for special groups.  To register for this program please call 252-338-6117 or email  Find out more about Port Discover at  Visit us on Facebook!

A hands-on science museum for the kid in all of us, 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 ASTC and the NC Grassroots Science Museum Collaborative.

Chrissy Benton
Science Educator
Port Discover

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