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Morehead brings Free Science Program to Gates County

Jul 10 2018 - 2:29pm

GATES COUNTY, N.C. – Morehead Planetarium and Science Center will introduce the Saunders Science Scholars program in Gates County Schools, thanks to funding by their advisory board member, Steve Butts.

GSK sponsors GSK Science in the Summer™ with Morehead Planetarium

Mar 6 2018 - 10:10am

NORTH CAROLINA —Morehead Planetarium & Science Center is once again partnering with GSK to present GSK Science in the Summer™, a free program aimed at providing high-quality science education to underrepresented and underserved populations during the summer. Science in the Summer works to prevent what is known as the ‘summer slide,’ when students forget what they learned from the school year in the summer.

Astronauts on the Front Porch: Tales of Astronaut Training at Morehead

Feb 12 2018 - 11:55am

CHAPEL HILL – On Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 7 PM, Michael G. Neece will provide insider knowledge about NASA astronauts training at Morehead Planetarium & Science Center during the 1960s and 70s. Neece will share some of his research from his upcoming books and documentary film about Morehead, focusing on the director of the planetarium at that time, Tony Jenzano. This event is hosted by the Chapel Hill Astronomical & Observational Society (CHAOS) at Morehead’s Science Stage.

Carolina Skies: Valentine's Edition 2018

Jan 8 2018 - 10:59am
CHAPEL HILL – Join us in the GSK Fulldome Theater for a special Valentine's edition of Carolina Skies. Our most popular show gets a date night twist with ancient legends of love in the night sky. There will be strange, fantastical, romantic, and tragic tales that shaped the way we see the constellations, and might just change the way you see that special someone.   

LEGO-palooza is back at Morehead

Jan 3 2018 - 10:31am

 

CHAPEL HILL – Since 2005, the North Carolina LEGO Users Group has put on LEGO-palooza at Morehead Planetarium & Science center. Intricate LEGO exhibits are displayed throughout the building for a weekend -- scenes of outer space, trains, amusement parks, city landmarks and more! There is something for everyone to enjoy. LEGO-palooza will also have LEGO activities so kids can come up with their own creation.   The hours are:

Morehead to host Yoga Under the Stars

Dec 14 2017 - 10:12am

CHAPEL HILL – This January, Morehead and the Carrboro Yoga Company present: Yoga Under the Stars. Start the New Year mindfully in Morehead’s GlaxoSmithKline Full Dome Theater, beneath an array of stars. There will be four yoga sessions, each with a different feel to create a unique, immersive environment.

The classes will take place on:  

Night Lights: A Family New Year's Eve

Nov 20 2017 - 4:47pm

CHAPEL HILL – Partnering with the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is hosting Night Lights, a day of New Year’s Eve activities for kids of all ages on Sunday, December 31st from 2pm-6pm. There will be games, shows in the GSK Fulldome Theater, Science LIVE! performances, and photo booth fun. The day ends with a New Year’s countdown. Tickets are SOLD OUT for our individual shows, but all other activities are free and open to the public! Feel free to stop by for the games, Science LIVE!

Morehead hosts Star-Studded Jupiter Ball

Nov 6 2017 - 9:53am

 

CHAPEL HILL – On Friday, November 17 from 7PM-midnight, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center will host our annual philanthropic black-tie event, the Jupiter Ball. Join us for an evening of fine food, stargazing, dancing, and honored guests for a good cause. All proceeds benefit the Jupiter Ball Fund, which grants scholarships to eligible schools around North Carolina to visit Morehead.  

Morehead opens to the public for International Science Museum Day

Oct 16 2017 - 12:58pm

CHAPEL HILL— To celebrate International Science Center & Science Museum Day, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center will open its doors to the public on November 10th for a special Friday from 10AM-3:30PM. Visitors of all ages are invited to enjoy celestial programming in the planetarium, live science demonstrations, and the current exhibit “Firsts in Flight,” celebrating historic African-American contributions to aviation and spaceflight.

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center partners with GSK to bring hands-on science to Boys and Girls Clubs throughout North Carolina

Sep 25 2017 - 1:41pm

 

CHAPEL HILL— Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is partnering with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), to engage more students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through the first of its kind STEM vehicle called “Science On Your Street.”

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