Check out the trailer for our newest show – Solar System Odyssey. This show is a character-driven adventure set in the future, in a time when humans have depleted the resources of their home planet. A business tycoon recruits our hero, Jack Larson, on a mission to discover a new home for humans to colonize.

Join Jack Larson and stowaway, Ashley Trout, on a wild ride through our Solar System as they look for answers to these questions: How are the worlds of our Solar System alike? How are they different? What must those worlds have in order for humans to live there?

The journey takes the audience on an exciting exploration of our cosmic neighborhood, including the icy rings of Saturn, Jupiter’s volcano-ridden moon IO and the sub-zero methane lakes of Saturn’s moon Titan.

Jay Heinz is Morehead's Digital Production Manager.

The production department here at Morehead has been hard at work the last year and a half putting together our newest fulldome show – Solar System Odyssey. The show is meant for audiences 10 and up and will open sometime in the fall.

The story takes place far in the future with an Earth on the verge of environmental collapse. Billionaire Warren Trout thinks he can make a fortune colonizing the rest of the solar system and sends space pilot Jack Larson to find out where. But there’s one thing he didn’t count on – Ashley, Trout’s daughter, has stowed away on board the ship and has her own ideas. You’ll learn about the solar system, moons, space junk and have a fun time while you’re at it.

Check out the teaser trailer:

Jay Heinz is Morehead's Digital Production Manager.

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We made a (very) short video with some of the folks that showed up at the most recent alumni event at Morehead. Check it out:

Shot and edited by one of our fantastic student interns, Margaret Cheatham Williams.

Jay Heinz is Morehead's Digital Production Manager.

The final video in our Science 360: The Truth Behind 2012 series focuses on the Galactic Plane Alignment. Some people think that our solar system will pass through the galactic plane causing the Earth to be destroyed by asteroids. If you’ve seen the previous Truth Behind 2012 videos, you can probably guess how much scientific evidence there is behind this claim.

Jay Heinz is Morehead's Digital Production Manager.

The seventh video in our Science 360: The Truth Behind 2012 series focuses on solar eruptions. Some people think a massive solar eruption will engulf our planet in radiation, wiping out all life on Earth. Are scientists worried? Watch and find out…

Jay Heinz is Morehead's Digital Production Manager.

Less than a month to go before the North Carolina Science Festival kicks off on September 11. We’ve been working hard getting everything ready and just finished up a commercial that’s going to be airing on WRAL and TimeWarner Cable for the next few weeks. It features some employees and friends of Morehead that you might know and was totally produced in-house. Enjoy.

Jay Heinz is Morehead's Digital Production Manager.

The sixth video in our Science 360: The Truth Behind 2012 series focuses on magnetic pole reversals. Some people think a virtually instantaneous reversal of the magnetic poles on Earth could cause all kinds of havoc. What do you think? You guessed it – it’s not true. Even if there was a magnetic pole reversal, it would take tens of thousands of years to take place and it’s already happened tens of thousands of times on Earth already. Bottom line is that you don’t have to pack up the house and get on the next transport out of here. Check out this video to get the real science behind the hype.

The Truth Behind 2012: Magnetic Pole Reversal!

Jay Heinz is Morehead's Digital Production Manager.

The fifth video in our Science 360: The Truth Behind 2012 series focuses on the supposedly hidden Planet Niburu. Some people think a rogue planet called Niburu that has an extremely long orbit will swing around and collide with the Earth. Guess what? This 2012-doomsday scenario also has a lot of scientific evidence against it. Check out the video and find out why it’s just as likely that the DeathStar is going to destroy the Earth.

The Truth Behind 2012: The Planet Niburu!

Jay Heinz is Morehead's Digital Production Manager.

The fourth video in our Science 360: The Truth Behind 2012 series focuses on the galactic center alignment. Some people think that the Earth, our Solar System and the center of the Milky Way Galaxy will align and the resulting gravitational forces from the black hole in the center of the galaxy will destroy the Earth. Once again, this 2012-doomsday scenario has a lot of scientific evidence against it. Check it out and find out why it won’t happen and even if it did, it wouldn’t be a big deal.

The Truth Behind 2012: Galactic Center Alignment

Jay Heinz is Morehead's Digital Production Manager.

The third video in our Science 360: The Truth Behind 2012 series focuses on the planetary alignment. Some people think that the planets of our Solar System will align and the resulting gravitational forces will damage our Sun. Once again, this 2012-doomsday scenario has a lot of scientific evidence against it. Check it out and find out why the planets won’t be aligning and, even if they did, it wouldn’t cause a disaster.

The Truth Behind 2012: Planetary Alignment

Jay Heinz is Morehead's Digital Production Manager.


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