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Morehead, Google team up with Caldwell Co. Schools

Jul 25 2014 - 12:09pm

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center and Caldwell County Schools are teaming up to make science more accessible by increasing science offerings for Caldwell County schoolchildren. This collaboration will give Caldwell students access to high-quality science programming at no extra cost to the students, the families or the school system.

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7 Bits of Trivia About The Summer Solstice

Jun 19 2014 - 1:07pm


The temperature in Chapel Hill is 96-but-feels-like-100 as I write this. Astronomically speaking, though, it’s still spring here. Summer arrives to the northern hemisphere at 6:51 a.m. EDT this Saturday.

On that date, June 21, 2014...

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A Plethora of Planets

Jun 4 2014 - 7:58pm


A plethora of planets awaits you at Morehead’s next skywatching session at Jordan Lake this Saturday, May 31, 2014. We’ll be at Ebenezer Church Recreation Area, 9-11 p.m. (weather permitting).

Mercury, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn all currently decorate the evening sky. To catch Mercury, come near the beginning of the session, since it’ll set over the lake around 10 p.m.

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The 2014 UNC Science Expo

May 8 2014 - 11:17am

The 2014 UNC Science Expo takes place on Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on UNC’s campus along Cameron Avenue. This free event is UNC’s single largest science outreach event, attracting approximately 10,000 participants. It is a festive atmosphere that celebrates science and provides a firsthand opportunity to see UNC science at work and interact with researchers.

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Total Lunar Eclipse on The Night of April 14-15, 2014

Apr 14 2014 - 3:56pm


Willing to lose a little sleep the night of April 14-15, 2014? You could gain a big view.

That night, the full moon passes deeply into Earth’s shadow, resulting in the first total lunar eclipse since 2011.

What you’ll need to view this lunar eclipse:

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Be Part of NC's Statewide Star Party: April 4 and 5, 2014

Mar 27 2014 - 12:12pm


On April 4 and 5, 2014, forty sites from the mountains to the coast will host skywatching sessions for the public, as part of North Carolina’s second annual Statewide Star Party. Hosts include astronomy clubs, parks, nature centers, planetariums, observatories, museums, and universities.

What might you do at a star party event?

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NC Science Festival 2014 Gets Out of The Box

Mar 26 2014 - 8:32am


A few months ago, I challenged our North Carolina Science Festival event partners to get weird. They listened. This year's line-up features some of the most fun and funky science events we've ever had. Here are a few (in no particular order) to whet your appetite for the 17-day science madness that starts THIS FRIDAY.

10. Cemetery Sleuths: People Are Dying To Try It!

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Register now for "Starry Nights: Spring Skies"

Mar 16 2014 - 8:00pm

It may not feel like spring on some of these brisk days, but it's already time for "Starry Nights: Spring Skies" on Wednesday, March 18. This adult education program offers an opportunity to learn about the constellations, planets and other celestial objects best seen this season.

Click here for registration and details.

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NC Science Festival begins on March 28!

Mar 13 2014 - 8:00pm

We're just a few days away from the North Carolina Science Festival -- our state's two-week-long, 500-mile-wide celebration of science!

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Register now for STEMville Science Symposium!

Mar 12 2014 - 8:00pm

If you register now, you can be a part of the first-ever STEMville Science Symposium -- a unique new program for students in grades 4-7 who are interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math).

Click here to register! Spaces are limited.

Here are the details for STEMville Science Symposium: