Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is going beyond the headlines and the hype with its newest set of Science 360 programs to educate its guests about biotechnology and its uses.
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center to receive grants for Project: OBSERVE and “Zoom In”
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is offering all “of your favorites” this summer. Every Morehead program (except holiday programs) is on the schedule now through Aug.
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center will host the Big Green Bus June 18, 2008, as it stops in Chapel Hill, N.C., to visit the hometown of its education coordinator, Elysa Corin. Corin, along with 11 other Dartmouth College students and recent graduates, will be part of the fourth Big Green Bus crew to spend its summer road-tripping across the United States in a leaf-green, 37-foot long, vegetable oil-powered bus.
Both programs are sold-out. Updated June 6, 2008.
Fans of the "Magic Tree House®" children's book series can meet author Mary Pope Osborne on Saturday, June 7, 2008, during a Morehead Planetarium and Science Center fundraising event.
Osborne will join the audience for two special "Magic Tree House®: Space Mission" PREMIUM shows in the planetarium. She will speak briefly before each show, and she will sign books after each show for the children in the audience.
GlaxoSmithKline has awarded a $367,172 grant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Morehead Planetarium and Science Center to support the creation of the Science in the Summer program in North Carolina. The initiative will target science education through summer camps for second- through eighth-grade students and teacher workshops at libraries in six counties across the state.
Dr. Oliver Smithies, co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, will speak on “Reflections of a Lifetime of Science” at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center on Wednesday, April 9 2008. Smithies, who is an Excellence Professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, has been a UNC faculty member since 1988.
The N.C. Biotechnology Center has awarded a $48,770 grant to Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to support the Destiny traveling science learning program. The grant will be used for the development and implementation of “Creating a Chain Reaction,” a new curriculum module from Destiny, the planetarium’s science education outreach initiative.
Through the generosity of donors who support Morehead Planetarium and Science Center's mission, MPSC exceeded its donation goals in 2007 nearly two-fold.
This reflects the success of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's "Carolina First" fundraising campaign, which exceeded its campaign goal with a total of $2.38 billion in donations.
MPSC received $5.8 million in donations during the campaign, which was 195 percent of its $3 million campaign goal. Contributions came from members, corporations, foundations and other donors.
CHAPEL HILL – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Morehead Planetarium and Science Center has appointed Crystal Harden as their director of outreach programs.
Her appointment is effective February 4, 2008.
Harden comes to MPSC with a wide range of experience in formal and informal science education and most recently served as the education programs consultant for the California Department of Education.