If you enjoy watching the interviews with astronaut Kathy Thornton in "Magic Tree House Space Mission" and "Destination: Space," you'll love the newest addition to MPSC's Web site: an extended video interview podcast with Thornton, available for download to your computer or mp3 player.
Distributed by UNC News Services, May 23, 2007
NSF awards more than half-million dollars to Morehead Planetarium
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $570,487 grant to Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The grant will support the center’s Science 360 educational program.
MPSC Director Todd Boyette will speak on Saturday, April 14, as part of the Full Frame documentary film festival in Durham.
Boyette's presentation will follow a screening of "In The Shadow of the Moon," a film by David Sington that explores the lives of the 12 men who walked on the Moon.
Kids and their families are invited to meet astronaut Thomas Marshburn on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.
Marshburn's presentation, "Astronauts of the Future," will highlight how astronauts are selected and trained. The event is free to the public; seating is limited and is first-come, first-seated.
CHAPEL HILL – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees received an update on the proposed renovations to the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center building Wednesday, July 26, 2006.
University facility planners told the trustees that the renovation and proposed expansion of the building would cost about $35 million. The university plans to seek $4.5 million from the North Carolina General Assembly in 2007 to fund planning and would likely make another request to fund construction, which would not start until 2010 at earliest.
CHAPEL HILL - This fall, students and teachers in 26 North Carolina high schools will explore faraway galaxies via high-powered telescopes that top the tallest mountains in the Andes.
The G Connection: No, it’s not a new rap group. The “G” stands for gravity, and it is the basis of Dr. Joan Vernikos’s research in which she explores the connection between gravity and aging. Vernikos will speak at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center on Wednesday, March 1, in a lecture titled “The G Connection: Space Age Health.”
Did you know that a UNC-Chapel Hill faculty member initiated the creation of one of the best telescopes in the world?
On Monday, Oct. 10, at noon, Dr. Wayne Christiansen, director of the Morehead Observatory and professor of physics and astronomy, will track the history of the SOAR (Southern Astrophysical Research) telescope during his seminar at MPSC’s Midday Science Series.