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LEGO-palooza is back at Morehead

Jan 3 2018 - 10:31am

 

CHAPEL HILL – Since 2005, the North Carolina LEGO Users Group has put on LEGO-palooza at Morehead Planetarium & Science center. Intricate LEGO exhibits are displayed throughout the building for a weekend -- scenes of outer space, trains, amusement parks, city landmarks and more! There is something for everyone to enjoy. LEGO-palooza will also have LEGO activities so kids can come up with their own creation.   The hours are:

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The Arrival of Winter: Fly Me to the Moon

Dec 20 2017 - 12:31pm

(From left: White, McDivitt, Jenzano, Borman, and Lovell in Astronaut Training at Morehead Planetarium, in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Image Collection Collection #P0004, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.)

BY MICHAEL G. NEECE (www.meteormike.space)

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Morehead to host Yoga Under the Stars

Dec 14 2017 - 10:12am

CHAPEL HILL – This January, Morehead and the Carrboro Yoga Company present: Yoga Under the Stars. Start the New Year mindfully in Morehead’s GlaxoSmithKline Full Dome Theater, beneath an array of stars. There will be four yoga sessions, each with a different feel to create a unique, immersive environment.

The classes will take place on:  

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Tips for viewing the 2017 Geminid meteor shower

Dec 12 2017 - 3:48pm

BY AMY SAYLE

Image credit: Stellarium

This week offers you an opportunity for a sky show at a reasonable hour. One of the best meteor showers of the year – the Geminid meteor shower -- is underway and will peak Wednesday night, Dec. 13, 2017.

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Night Lights: A Family New Year's Eve

Nov 20 2017 - 4:47pm

CHAPEL HILL – Partnering with the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is hosting Night Lights, a day of New Year’s Eve activities for kids of all ages on Sunday, December 31st from 2pm-6pm. There will be games, shows in the GSK Fulldome Theater, Science LIVE! performances, and photo booth fun. The day ends with a New Year’s countdown. Tickets are SOLD OUT for our individual shows, but all other activities are free and open to the public! Feel free to stop by for the games, Science LIVE!

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Morehead hosts Star-Studded Jupiter Ball

Nov 6 2017 - 9:53am

 

CHAPEL HILL – On Friday, November 17 from 7PM-midnight, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center will host our annual philanthropic black-tie event, the Jupiter Ball. Join us for an evening of fine food, stargazing, dancing, and honored guests for a good cause. All proceeds benefit the Jupiter Ball Fund, which grants scholarships to eligible schools around North Carolina to visit Morehead.  

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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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