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Transit of Venus

Mar 31 2012 - 8:00pm
More info Amy Sayle's blog post Amy Sayle on WCHL (audio)

The next Transit of Venus is June 5, 2012 -- and if you miss this one, the next one isn't until 2117!

Welcome to STEMville!

Mar 25 2012 - 8:00pm

Children and their families have a unique opportunity to learn more about STEM -- science, technology, engineering and mathematics -- during the free "Welcome to STEMville" program on Friday, April 27, 3:30-5:30 p.m. The event is hosted by the Brentwood Boys & Girls Club (2025 New Hope Church Road, Raleigh) and is open to the public.

UNC Science Expo

Mar 13 2012 - 8:00pm

The UNC Science Expo is returning to Chapel Hill April 14, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. as part of the 2012 North Carolina Science Festival.

The 2012 Expo includes favorite activities from 2010 and more. There will be events across UNC's campus for all ages. A "small science" area for kids, professor discussions on a range of science topics and an Ask-A-Scientist booth are only some of what the Expo has to offer. Many exhibitors will have hands-on activities exploring things such as robots, volcanoes and DNA as well!

Morehead welcomes Neil deGrasse Tyson

Mar 11 2012 - 8:00pm

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson presents "Ten Things Everybody Should Know About the Universe" on Thursday, April 26, 2012, at UNC's Memorial Hall. The presentation, a signature event of the North Carolina Science Festival, includes a book-signing with an optional VIP pre-show at Morehead.

Tickets for this event have sold out.

Meet a TV science celebrity!

Feb 20 2012 - 7:00pm

If you watch the television shows "MythBusters," and "NOVA scienceNOW," you've seen Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman test popular science myths and Neil deGrasse Tyson explore the cosmos.

In April, you have the opportunity to see these TV science celebrities in person! The North Carolina Science Festival is presenting them at special events:

An Evening with Neil deGrasse TysonThursday, April 26Chapel Hill An Afternoon with Adam and JamieSunday, April 29Charlotte

Meet A Scientist

Feb 20 2012 - 7:00pm

"Meet A Scientist" is an informal program offering children and their families an opportunity to meet and talk with real scientists about current research. This free program is best for children who are ages 8 and older.

LEGO-palooza is back!

Feb 20 2012 - 7:00pm

LEGO-palooza returns to Morehead Planetarium and Science Center in March for its eighth year. And there's something new this year: You can watch "brickfilms" (stop-motion animated videos created with LEGO figures) on the big screen all day in Morehead's Science Stage! (Regular Science Stage programs are canceled during LEGO-palooza.)

This amazing exhibit features hundreds of LEGO models created by the NC LEGO User Group. The exhibit is free and is appropriate for ages 6 and older.

Telescope Tune-up POSTPONED

Jan 23 2012 - 7:00pm

Local weather forecasts are predicting winter weather for tonight, so Morehead has cancelled this program. Check our website at a later date to find out when it will be rescheduled!

Thinking about buying a new telescope? Wondering what kind to get? Have a telescope, but not sure how to use it?

Joe's amazing skywatching video

Apr 17 2011 - 8:00pm

Morehead skywatching sessions are so much fun!

Take a look at this time-lapse video, captured by UNC faculty member Joe Pedit, to see a Morehead skywatching session from start to finish. (If you need a free QuickTime player to watch the video, you can download one here.)

Jupiter Ball guests, you're the best!

Nov 19 2010 - 7:00pm

Congratulations, Jupiter Ball guests!

Collectively, you helped Morehead raise more than $70,000 for the Jupiter Ball Field Trip Scholarship program. Your support will enable thousands of children from public schools in disadvantaged communities to receive scholarships for Morehead field trip experiences.

On behalf of everyone at Morehead and every child who will benefit from your generosity, THANK YOU!