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Morehead opens to the public for International Science Museum Day

Oct 16 2017 - 12:58pm

CHAPEL HILL— To celebrate International Science Center & Science Museum Day, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center will open its doors to the public on November 10th for a special Friday from 10AM-3:30PM. Visitors of all ages are invited to enjoy celestial programming in the planetarium, live science demonstrations, and the current exhibit “Firsts in Flight,” celebrating historic African-American contributions to aviation and spaceflight.

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Morehead Planetarium and Science Center partners with GSK to bring hands-on science to Boys and Girls Clubs throughout North Carolina

Sep 25 2017 - 1:41pm

 

CHAPEL HILL— Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is partnering with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), to engage more students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through the first of its kind STEM vehicle called “Science On Your Street.”

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Morehead to hold VR in Education panel discussion

Sep 12 2017 - 10:15am

CHAPEL HILL, September, 12, 2017 – On Friday, September 15, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is hosting 'The Future of VR in Education.' This event will begin with a VR demonstration in Morehead's fulldome theater at 5 p.m. and move onto a panel discussion from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

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Can't get eclipse glasses? You can still view the eclipse!

Aug 15 2017 - 12:49pm

BY AMY SAYLE

Can’t get eclipse glasses? Or are you worried the ones you have are counterfeit and unsafe? (If you bought them at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, they’re legitimate.)

You can still view the eclipse – using pinhole projection, where you pass the Sun’s light through a small opening and look at the image that is projected onto the ground, wall, or an index card.

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10 things for North Carolinians to know about the eclipse

Aug 1 2017 - 4:16pm

BY AMY SAYLE​

1. When is the solar eclipse?

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You're invited to the biggest star party in the universe

Apr 20 2017 - 10:27am

BY AMY SAYLE​

North Carolina hosts the biggest star party for the public in the universe (at least we think it’s the biggest) – and you’re invited!

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Morehead Planetarium and Science Center Announces $5.2 Million Renovation to “#TakeUpSpace”

Apr 3 2017 - 12:05pm

CHAPEL HILL, April, 3, 2017 – “#TakeUpSpace” is Morehead Planetarium and Science Center’s $5.2 million building project to reimagine the North Carolina icon as a modern-day, technology-advanced science hub, to be unveiled at a launch party Thursday, April 6, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., 250 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC. More than 200 invited community stakeholders are expected to attend.

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When the Moon covers the Sun

Feb 24 2017 - 8:57pm

BY AMY SAYLE

An annual solar eclipse happens February 26, 2017.

Credit: NASA JPL “What’s Up for May 2012”

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An evening with Astronaut James Lovell, Apollo 13 commander

Jan 31 2017 - 6:07pm

UPDATE: Tickets to this event are SOLD OUT. 

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is proud to present an evening with American Hero and Astronaut James Lovell as part of the 2017 North Carolina Science Festival.

Thursday, April 6

7:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall

Tickets go on sale Monday, March 6, 10 a.m.

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Finding the winter hexagon (and maybe your birthday star)

Jan 31 2017 - 4:51pm

BY AMY SAYLE

Winter Hexagon. (Credit: Stellarium)

Although it certainly can be chilly, winter is a great time of year to see bright stars. Many of the brightest stars in the sky happen to be concentrated in an area near the constellation Orion the Hunter as part of a large star pattern known as the Winter Hexagon.

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