What's behind the doors of "Zoom in"?
|Educator Resource Kit|
"Zoom In" opened on Feb. 23, 2007, and closed in 2012.
Snap a photo of outer space using a real telescope in Chile. Magnify an object 200 times its normal size. Take a virtual trip inside a dog. Morehead Planetarium and Science Center’s interactive visitor experience,“Zoom In: Science at the Extremes,” has something for almost everyone.
This two-part exhibit highlights the big and small of our universe through the story of a gamma ray burst discovery and the examination of the inner workings of a human lung. “Zoom In” visitors will find lots to do including interactive learning adventures involving both lung cilia and remote telescopes in Chile, South America. Visitors can even relive the action of a star explosion recorded by UNC-Chapel Hill professor Dan Reichart and Morehead’s own Josh Haislip.
Students in grades 3–8 will especially enjoy a visit to "Zoom In," but anyone who visits will take away a new understanding of our universe. The exhibit is located in the Lower Exhibit Gallery (previously the orrery).
Visit Morehead's interactive calendar to find out when "Zoom In" is open.
“Zoom In” is sponsored by Copernicus Group IRB. Additional support was provided by the N.C. Biotechnology Center, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and NASA.