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Special "Magic Tree House" Event

Nov 2 2015 - 3:10pm

- THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT -

On Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, Will and Mary Pope Osborne will be joining us for a special ticketed event for children and adults. Mary is author of the popular Magic Tree House℗ book series, and Will created the script for Morehead's own Magic Tree House® Space Mission planetarium show. Here's a chance for your family to meet Mary and Will in person!

Morehead Presents Special Halloween-Themed Planetarium Show

Oct 26 2015 - 3:14pm

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is celebrating the Halloween season with a special edition of the Carolina Skies planetarium program. Scare-olina Skies is a special storytelling event in the GSK Fulldome Theater featuring stars, constellations and celestial events told through ancient legends of monsters, mayhem and madness.

On Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, Morehead will present Scare-olina Skies at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. These programs are designed for adult and teen audiences.

Morehead celebrates record-setting fundraising year

Aug 20 2015 - 4:10pm

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is one of five University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill units recognized for outstanding fundraising success in fiscal year 2015.

Morehead joins the University's Eshelman School of Pharmacy, School of Medicine, N.C. Botanical Garden and School of Government in this recognition. These and other University units contributed to the largest fundraising year in the history of UNC-Chapel Hill, which received nearly $447 million in donor commitments in FY 2015.

Pluto & New Horizons: A Special Presentation

Jul 7 2015 - 9:09am

Morehead welcomes Tony Rice, NASA Solar System Ambassador, on Friday, July 17, for a free presentation about NASA's New Horizons mission and the data it is collecting about dwarf planet Pluto. The presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. in the GSK Fulldome Theater. Come learn about New Horizons and its technology!

Read Tony Rice's blog post, After 9 years, New Horizons reaches Pluto’s doorstep, on Morehead's blog.

It's the summer of Pluto at Morehead!

Jun 9 2015 - 12:31pm

Curious about Pluto? Everyone know its story - formerly recognized as the smallest planet of nine in our Solar System and now reclassified as a dwarf planet. With the New Horizons mission collecting fresh data about Pluto, there's more to learn. This summer, Morehead offers new opportunities to learn about Pluto. And these programs are free!

Research Slam! at Morehead's Science Stage July 11, 2015

Jun 2 2015 - 11:15am

Join student researchers from UNC's computational astronomy and physics summer program for "Research Slam!" on July 11, 2015 (2:30-3:30 p.m.), on Morehead's Science Stage. This program features a series of three-minute teaser presentations by student researchers featuring their current work, plus fun interactive activities to help you discover your inner computer researcher!

Carolina Biological and The North Carolina Science Festival support the 3rd annual Carolina STEM Challenge Competition

Apr 30 2015 - 3:51pm
Carolina Biological Supply Company, in partnership with the North Carolina Science Festival, is pleased to announce the results of the 3rd annual Carolina STEM Challenge Competition. The winners of the 2015 competition were selected from more than 100 classrooms in 86 cities across North Carolina. “Since the start of the competition in 2012, we have continued to be amazed by the dedication, hard-work, and ingenuity of North Carolina teachers and students.

Welcome, Tar Heel 10 Miler Runners

Apr 20 2015 - 2:02pm

More than 6,000 runners are registered for the Tar Heel 10 Miler and 4 Mile Run in Chapel Hill on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

With support from a private company, Franklin County students get STEM lessons

Feb 10 2015 - 4:48pm

This article was originally printed in the North Raleigh News February 6, 2015.

BY MECHELLE HANKERSON 

LOUISBURG — In one corner of the gym at Edward Best Elementary School, students pretended they were birds, picking seeds out of a bowl with a pair of plastic tweezers shaped like a beak.

Morehead takes national leadership role in EvalFest

Feb 4 2015 - 12:29pm

Leaders from 24 science festivals in 21 states will meet this week in Chapel Hill, N.C., in a first-of-its-kind effort to assess the rapidly-growing science festival movement in the United States.

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