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New astronaut to speak as part of Launch Weekend

Sep 24 2006 - 8:00pm

Kids and their families are invited to meet astronaut Thomas Marshburn on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.

Marshburn's presentation, "Astronauts of the Future," will highlight how astronauts are selected and trained. The event is free to the public; seating is limited and is first-come, first-seated.

UNC trustees receive update on Morehead Building project

Jul 3 2006 - 8:00pm

CHAPEL HILL – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees received an update on the proposed renovations to the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center building Wednesday, July 26, 2006.

University facility planners told the trustees that the renovation and proposed expansion of the building would cost about $35 million. The university plans to seek $4.5 million from the North Carolina General Assembly in 2007 to fund planning and would likely make another request to fund construction, which would not start until 2010 at earliest.

OBSERVE to give students chance for out-of-this-world research

Jun 29 2006 - 8:00pm

CHAPEL HILL - This fall, students and teachers in 26 North Carolina high schools will explore faraway galaxies via high-powered telescopes that top the tallest mountains in the Andes.

A "space age" spin on health

Feb 20 2006 - 7:00pm

The G Connection: No, it’s not a new rap group. The “G” stands for gravity, and it is the basis of Dr. Joan Vernikos’s research in which she explores the connection between gravity and aging. Vernikos will speak at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center on Wednesday, March 1, in a lecture titled “The G Connection: Space Age Health.”

Christiansen: SOAR-ing to New Heights

Oct 11 2005 - 8:00pm

Did you know that a UNC-Chapel Hill faculty member initiated the creation of one of the best telescopes in the world?

On Monday, Oct. 10, at noon, Dr. Wayne Christiansen, director of the Morehead Observatory and professor of physics and astronomy, will track the history of the SOAR (Southern Astrophysical Research) telescope during his seminar at MPSC’s Midday Science Series.