As NASA celebrates the 40th anniversary of man's historic first walk on the Moon -- on July 20, 1969, during the Apollo 11 mission -- Morehead Planetarium and Science Center remembers its leading role in the space program as a training center for America's astronauts.
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Children in seven central North Carolina counties will explore science firsthand through a unique GlaxoSmithKline educational program hosted by local libraries.
GlaxoSmithKline's Science in the Summer will offer a free five-day program for elementary school students at 20 libraries. Middle school students will also participate in Science in the Summer through an intensive one-day laboratory experience aboard a mobile science laboratory, part of UNC's Morehead Planetarium and Science Center's DESTINY program.
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center celebrates its 60th anniversary on May 10, 2009, with a special gift to the people of North Carolina: $1 admission to any regularly-scheduled planetarium show at Morehead beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2009, and continuing until 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 10, 2009, while seats are available.
The gift honors the legacy of John Motley Morehead III, who presented the planetarium as a gift to the people of North Carolina in 1949. The planetarium is a landmark on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus.
Members of CHAOS, the Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society, are holding an Astronomy Day on Saturday, May 2, 4:30–9:30 p.m.
The activities are open to the public and will surround the sundial area at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.
Before sunset, visitors can learn about safe solar observation, experience a scale Solar System model and participate in information sessions:
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If you have a telescope but have no idea what to do with it, Raleigh Astronomy Club (RAC) may be able to help you!
RAC will present its Telescope Tune-up clinic on Saturday, March 14, at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. The clinic is 4–6:30 p.m. (you should arrive by 3:45 p.m) and will be followed by a short observing session, weather permitting, which will begin at 7:45 p.m.
The clinic includes these topics:
Widening Horizons In Science Education (WHISE), a External Relations initiative at Morehead, has been awarded a $8,500 grant from the National Center for Research Resources, Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program at the National Institutes of Health, reports grant coordinator Amber Vogel. The grant will fund two day-long seminars for teachers based around the topic "Darwin Across The Disciplines."