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Call for Event Submissions (with a Dash of Festival Envy)

Nov 20 2013 - 9:01am

BY JONATHAN FREDERICK

How a giant bear got the Pleiades into the sky

Oct 25 2013 - 1:46pm

BY AMY SAYLE

A giant grizzly bear chases seven little girls. In desperation, the girls scramble onto a low rock, but they know the bear will easily reach them there.

8 tips for viewing the 2013 Perseid meteor shower

Aug 9 2013 - 11:10am

BY AMY SAYLE

The annual Perseid meteor shower peaks on August 12, 2013. Viewing tips:

1. What you’re seeing. Although meteors are sometimes called “shooting stars,” they are not stars. Instead they are bits of cosmic debris interacting with Earth’s atmosphere and creating a streak of light. In the case of the Perseid meteors, the debris has been shed by Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle.

4 things to pack for your vacation to Mercury

Jul 31 2013 - 11:26am

BY AMY SAYLE

Vacationing to Venus? 1 thing to leave behind

Jun 27 2013 - 11:30am

BY AMY SAYLE

Why might a vacation to the planet Venus seem like a fun idea?

3-planet pile-up: Mercury, Venus & Jupiter (May 24-29, 2013)

May 23 2013 - 11:33am

BY AMY SAYLE

A slow-motion planetary pile-up begins in the sky this week. From May 24 to 29, 2013, Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter appear within 5 degrees of one another (half the width of your fist held at arm’s length), low at dusk in the west-northwest.

Why go out to look for these planets?

Top 3 reasons to attend the NC Statewide Star Party on April 5, 2013

Apr 4 2013 - 11:35am

BY AMY SAYLE

Be part of North Carolina’s first-ever Statewide Star Party on Friday, April 5, 2013!

There are 45 star party sites across the state – hosted by astronomy clubs, parks, universities, planetariums, museums, nature centers, and others – who are providing telescopes and other activities for the public on April 5th.

Find a star party site near you at the NC Science Festival website (search the online calendar for April 5).

Announcing Morehead’s next fulldome production project

Feb 26 2013 - 11:41am

BY DENISE YOUNG

I just got the go-ahead to share a secret I’ve been dying to tell for quite a while: Morehead Planetarium and Science Center has just started production of a fulldome planetarium show based on the popular children’s book “Grossology and You!”

See elusive Mercury

Feb 3 2013 - 12:01pm

BY AMY SAYLE

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