BY JONATHAN FREDERICK
BY JAY HEINZ
Denise (our Director of Education), Peter and Jim (two of our digital animators) and I met up with Richard (our Star Theater Director) and Mickey Jo (our theater manager) out in Chicago at the Adler Planetarium to attend the International Planetarium Society conference as well as DomeFest 2008 last week.We got the opportunity to check out some of the best produced, most inspirational dome productions that I’ve ever seen. This will give us the fire to keep cranking away at the digital remake of Earth Moon and Sun for the next six months.
BY JEFF HILL
Good news! You’ll soon be getting more views than just my own on this blog. I’ve recruited two new bloggers from our staff.The first is Jay Heinz. Jay is a tremendous media producer who is working on the next generation of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center star shows as well as other multi-media projects. I won’t give away too much, but I’ll just say that the Coyote from “Earth, Moon, Sun” is getting an extreme makeover at the hands of Jay and his team.
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center to receive grants for Project: OBSERVE and “Zoom In”
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is offering all “of your favorites” this summer. Every Morehead program (except holiday programs) is on the schedule now through Aug.
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.
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.
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.
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.