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Big Green Bus makes big impression

Jun 20 2008 - 3:00pm

BY JEFF HILL

If you missed “The Big Green Bus” Wednesday, you missed quite the sight. 12 Dartmouth College students and recent graduates are road-tripping across America in a big green bus (duh) that runs on vegetable oil. Wednesday, they brought their message to Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. We were lucky enough to host the BGB because one of the crew is Elysa Corin, a Chapel Hill native.

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Learning Social Media

Jun 17 2008 - 2:06pm

BY JEFF HILL

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Veggie-powered bus road-trips across America

Jun 8 2008 - 8:00pm

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center will host the Big Green Bus June 18, 2008, as it stops in Chapel Hill, N.C., to visit the hometown of its education coordinator, Elysa Corin. Corin, along with 11 other Dartmouth College students and recent graduates, will be part of the fourth Big Green Bus crew to spend its summer road-tripping across the United States in a leaf-green, 37-foot long, vegetable oil-powered bus.

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Meet the author of "Magic Tree House"

May 6 2008 - 8:00pm

Both programs are sold-out. Updated June 6, 2008.

Fans of the "Magic Tree House®" children's book series can meet author Mary Pope Osborne on Saturday, June 7, 2008, during a Morehead Planetarium and Science Center fundraising event.

Osborne will join the audience for two special "Magic Tree House®: Space Mission" PREMIUM shows in the planetarium. She will speak briefly before each show, and she will sign books after each show for the children in the audience.

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GSK awards grant to MPSC

Apr 15 2008 - 8:00pm

GlaxoSmithKline has awarded a $367,172 grant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Morehead Planetarium and Science Center to support the creation of the Science in the Summer program in North Carolina. The initiative will target science education through summer camps for second- through eighth-grade students and teacher workshops at libraries in six counties across the state.

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Nobel Laureate Dr. Oliver Smithies

Mar 30 2008 - 8:00pm

Dr. Oliver Smithies, co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, will speak on “Reflections of a Lifetime of Science” at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center on Wednesday, April 9 2008. Smithies, who is an Excellence Professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, has been a UNC faculty member since 1988.

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NCBC awards grant to MPSC

Mar 3 2008 - 7:00pm

The N.C. Biotechnology Center has awarded a $48,770 grant to Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to support the Destiny traveling science learning program. The grant will be used for the development and implementation of “Creating a Chain Reaction,” a new curriculum module from Destiny, the planetarium’s science education outreach initiative.

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Thanking our donors ...

Feb 21 2008 - 7:00pm

Through the generosity of donors who support Morehead Planetarium and Science Center's mission, MPSC exceeded its donation goals in 2007 nearly two-fold.

This reflects the success of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's "Carolina First" fundraising campaign, which exceeded its campaign goal with a total of $2.38 billion in donations.

MPSC received $5.8 million in donations during the campaign, which was 195 percent of its $3 million campaign goal. Contributions came from members, corporations, foundations and other donors.

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New director of outreach programs

Feb 7 2008 - 7:00pm

CHAPEL HILL – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Morehead Planetarium and Science Center has appointed Crystal Harden as their director of outreach programs.

Her appointment is effective February 4, 2008.

Harden comes to MPSC with a wide range of experience in formal and informal science education and most recently served as the education programs consultant for the California Department of Education.

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12,000 Years of American Indians

Jan 21 2008 - 7:00pm

EDUCATORS AND ARCHAEOLOGISTS CELEBRATE AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY WITH SYMPOSIUM, EXHIBIT

Units of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate their connections to major archaeological studies of American Indian history in North Carolina with a symposium and a ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008.

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