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Morehead Planetarium and Science Center Announces $5.2 Million Renovation to “#TakeUpSpace”

Apr 3 2017 - 12:05pm

CHAPEL HILL, April, 3, 2017 – “#TakeUpSpace” is Morehead Planetarium and Science Center’s $5.2 million building project to reimagine the North Carolina icon as a modern-day, technology-advanced science hub, to be unveiled at a launch party Thursday, April 6, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., 250 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC. More than 200 invited community stakeholders are expected to attend.

An evening with Astronaut James Lovell, Apollo 13 commander

Jan 31 2017 - 6:07pm

UPDATE: Tickets to this event are SOLD OUT. 

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is proud to present an evening with American Hero and Astronaut James Lovell as part of the 2017 North Carolina Science Festival.

Thursday, April 6

7:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall

Tickets go on sale Monday, March 6, 10 a.m.

Special Valentine's edition of Carolina Skies

Jan 23 2017 - 4:15pm

Friday, Feb. 10 8 p.m.SOLD OUT Saturday, Feb. 11 8 p.mSOLD OUT Tuesday, Feb. 14 7 p.m.- Online ticket sales are closed. A small amount of tickets for the 7 p.m. show will be available for purchase at the door. 

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: LEGO-palooza 2017

Dec 22 2016 - 12:46pm

UPDATE: Rescheduled.

Saturday, April 29

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday, April 30

1 – 4 p.m.

FREE

Winter in Chapel Hill just wouldn’t be the same without a visit to LEGO-palooza at Morehead. For 14 years now, members of the North Carolina LEGO Users Group have created awe-inspiring, never-before-seen displays using the ubiquitous Lego.  Bring your family and friends to Morehead on Saturday, April 29, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 30, 1-4 p.m.. LEGO-Palooza is recommended for ages six and older.

Night Lights: A Family New Year's Eve

Dec 1 2016 - 9:30am

UPDATE: This event is SOLD OUT.

 

Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 

2-6 p.m.

Families can get a jump on 2017 at Morehead’s annual Night Lights: A Family New Year’s Eve. Join us on Saturday, Dec. 31 from 2 - 6 p.m. for a family-fun day of engaging science activities. Attractions include special planetarium shows, dance performances by Studio A, crafts and games with Kidzu Kid’s Museum, a photo booth and food trucks. And, there will be a star-studded kids countdown in the GlaxoSmithKline Fulldome to usher in the new year.

Rivers Agency Hosting 'Look for the Stars' Event

Sep 14 2016 - 11:45am

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Rivers Agency, a full-service advertising firm, is hosting a “Look for the Stars” party from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15 to celebrate and build awareness of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center’s new enhancement project on University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s campus.

Author Margot Lee Shetterly to visit Morehead

Aug 29 2016 - 9:22am

Tickets go on sale Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at 9 a.m. for two special events at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center with the author of the book “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race.” Author Margot Lee Shetterly will participate in a special book-club style dinner and then give a keynote talk in Morehead’s GlaxoSmithKline Fulldome Theater Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.

Discover Your Universe

Aug 16 2016 - 8:55am

Calling all UNC undergrads! Relax under the stars in Morehead’s historic planetarium and take a guided tour of the night sky during these free special programs. After learning to identify the planets, stars and constellations visible in the North Carolina sky, you’ll embark on a fly-through of our universe. After the show, if the skies are clear, you can observe the real night sky from Morehead’s sundial through telescopes. The planetarium show happens rain or shine; outdoor observing is weather permitting.

Morehead's Denise Young to lead Bell Museum

Jul 20 2016 - 4:11pm

Denise Young has been selected to serve as executive director of the Bell Museum + Planetarium at the University of Minnesota. She will begin her duties in September 2016.

NC GlaxoSmithKline Foundation awards $750,000 grant to Morehead

Jul 8 2016 - 4:55pm

NC GlaxoSmithKline Foundation has awarded a $750,000 grant to Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, a unit of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in support of the North Carolina Science Festival expansion across the state.

Morehead will use the four-year grant to build a statewide network of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) professionals who will serve as Science Festival Ambassadors. The network will reflect and serve populations that are underserved and underrepresented in STEM, according to Morehead’s director, Todd Boyette.

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