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.
On Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, Morehead offers its visitors an opportunity to "Meet A Scientist" -- Kate Pitman of UNC, who conducts research into photochemistry.
"I study how we can use sunlight to make fuel," she explains. Pitman will talk about her research and answer questions.
Look for the free "Meet A Scientist" program in Morehead's new Gross Labs exhibit area, adjacent to the Rotunda. There will be 20-minute presentations at 12:30 p.m. and at 1:30 p.m.
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is launching its newest original fulldome planetarium show, "Grossology and You," Nov. 22-23, 2014, with a weekend full of gross-themed fun.
The public can see "Grossology and You" for the first time on Saturday, Nov. 22 (show times at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.) and on Sunday, Nov. 23 (show times at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.).
Foundation commits $450,000 to Festival over next three years
Winston-Salem, N.C. (Nov. 6, 2014) — The North Carolina Science Festival (NCSF) announced today that the Biogen Idec Foundation will increase its commitment to NCSF through a new sponsorship that will help sustain the festival for the next three years. The Biogen Idec Foundation will be recognized as “Presenting Sponsor” of the North Carolina Science Festival.
Chapelboro.com has written about a partnership beween Morehead, the UNC Institute for the Environment and UNC researchers. The partnership brings 28 high school students to the UNC campus for the Climate Leadership and Energy Awareness Program (Climate LEAP). Here's the story Chapelboro published July 28, 2014. You can also read the story on the Chapelboro website.
UNC Program Promotes Energy Awareness Among Local HS Students
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center and Caldwell County Schools are teaming up to make science more accessible by increasing science offerings for Caldwell County schoolchildren. This collaboration will give Caldwell students access to high-quality science programming at no extra cost to the students, the families or the school system.
The 2014 UNC Science Expo takes place on Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on UNC’s campus along Cameron Avenue. This free event is UNC’s single largest science outreach event, attracting approximately 10,000 participants. It is a festive atmosphere that celebrates science and provides a firsthand opportunity to see UNC science at work and interact with researchers.
It may not feel like spring on some of these brisk days, but it's already time for "Starry Nights: Spring Skies" on Wednesday, March 18. This adult education program offers an opportunity to learn about the constellations, planets and other celestial objects best seen this season.
We're just a few days away from the North Carolina Science Festival -- our state's two-week-long, 500-mile-wide celebration of science!
If you register now, you can be a part of the first-ever STEMville Science Symposium -- a unique new program for students in grades 4-7 who are interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math).
Click here to register! Spaces are limited.
Here are the details for STEMville Science Symposium: