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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.