Roy K. Marshall
Called “the best planetarium man in America,” Marshall left his position as director of Philadelphia’s Fels Planetarium to lead Morehead.
The longest serving director, Jenzano assembled the Planetarium’s first Zeiss projector by hand and secured the Planetarium’s position as a center for astronaut training.
Shapiro guided the Planetarium through its 50th Anniversary celebrations and oversaw certain critical upgrades and renovations to the Planetarium’s facilities.
Thorp guided the Morehead Center towards becoming a comprehensive science center for all North Carolinians.
Boyette assumed the directorship in July 2006, bringing a strong background in science education and museum management to Morehead Center.
Photo: Former Morehead Director Holden Thorp (L) moderated a lecture by Dr. James Watson during his visit to help premiere "DNA: The Secret of Life" in May 2003.