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Morehead Planetarium and Science Center Directors

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.Roy K. Marshall
1949-1951
Called “the best planetarium man in America,” Marshall left his position as director of Philadelphia’s Fels Planetarium to lead Morehead.

Anthony Jenzano
1951-1982
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.

Lee Shapiro
1982-2001
Shapiro guided the Planetarium through its 50th Anniversary celebrations and oversaw certain critical upgrades and renovations to the Planetarium’s facilities.

Holden Thorp
2001-2005
Thorp guided the Morehead Center towards becoming a comprehensive science center for all North Carolinians.

Todd Boyette
2006-
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.

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