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Fracking: It's complicated.

Feb 4 2014 - 7:00pm

Fracking is a big issue in North Carolina. Why are we talking about it, and what can scientists tell us about it?

Adrian Down of Duke University shares some insights during the next Carolina Science Cafe -- Wednesday, March 5, at 6 p.m. at Back Bar. Click here for more details.

Carolina Skies: Valentine Edition

Feb 3 2014 - 7:00pm

We regret to announce that both showings of "Carolina Skies: Valentine Edition" are cancelled and will not be rescheduled. UNC is closed due to road conditions following severe weather, and as a UNC department, Morehead is also closed.

Explore the legends of love told by ancient cultures about the constellations and other sky objects. On Feb. 14, Morehead will have two live star shows at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. These shows are appropriate for adults and older teens. Regular prices apply.

Toxic metals in your children's food -- cause for alarm?

Jan 19 2014 - 7:00pm

Dr. Rebecca Fry from UNC-Chapel Hill is the speaker for February's cafe. She researches toxic metals in our environment and the effects they could have on vulnerable populations like pregnant women and small children.

Dr. Fry is an Associate Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. Please join us on Wednesday, Feb. 6 p.m., at Back Bar in downtown Chapel Hill as she talks about her research.

You can learn more about Dr. Fry's research here.

New date added for Cub Scout workshop

Jan 15 2014 - 7:00pm

If you missed out on the first Cub Scout workshop, you'll be glad to know that Morehead has added another date for this workshop! Registration is now open for Feb. 28.

For Boy Scouts, Morehead offers its astronomy badge workshop on Jan. 24, and you can still register. Boy Scouts will work toward the merit badge requirements as they model Earth, our Moon and our Sun; identify constellations in a simulated night sky; and use telescopes and binoculars to discover the real night sky. Prior registration is required.

Night Lights - A Family New Year's Eve

Dec 28 2013 - 7:00pm

Dec. 31, 2013 4-6 p.m.

This event is full! If you are already registered, you will receive a wristband when you arrive on Tuesday evening that will determine which "countdown" you will attend.

Join us for an early evening of FREE activities, performances and a kid's countdown under the stars to celebrate New Year's Eve!

Morehead's holiday hours

Dec 18 2013 - 7:00pm

See your favorite planetarium shows at Morehead this week!

Morehead will follow its usual Saturday schedule on these days:

Monday, Dec. 30 Tuesday, Dec. 31 Thursday, Jan. 2 Friday, Jan. 3

Monday will follow its Sunday schedule (afternoon shows) on New Year's Day:

Wednesday, Jan. 1

Starry Nights: Winter Skies

Dec 8 2013 - 7:00pm

Learn how to identify the planets, bright stars and constellations that are easiest to find during the winter season.

Click here to register now!

Starry Nights programs are designed for adult learners and are open to teens with a strong interest in astronomy and science.

Science on the sundial

Dec 5 2013 - 7:00pm

On Friday, Dec. 13 come to Morehead for a wonderful evening of planetarium shows, science activities and food! The Chirba Chirba food truck will be here, serving their famous dumplings.

Click here for more information.

Star Families: Galaxies

Dec 5 2013 - 7:00pm

Discover our place in the universe as we take you and your family through the galaxies!

Find more information and register here.

Holiday Concert Series at Morehead

Nov 10 2013 - 7:00pm

On Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m., enjoy exceptional performances of holiday music as two of UNC's famous a cappella groups, the Clef Hangers and the Loreleis, sing under the stars of the GSK Fulldome Theater.

Click here to purchase tickets now.