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International Observe the Moon Night

Oct 1 2013 - 8:00pm

Unfortunately, weather forecasts for Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, predict overcast skies, so the "International Observe The Moon Night" skywatching session scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled.

Starry Nights: Fall Skies

Sep 16 2013 - 8:00pm

On Wednesday, Sept. 25, 7:30-9 p.m. explore the night sky under the planetarium dome with an expert guide. You'll hear stories and legends from various cultures about the star patterns you'll observe. You'll also receive a season-specific update about eclipses, meteor showers and other astronomical phenomena that are expected to be visible during the current season.

Click to register now!

Star Families: Fall Skies

Sep 16 2013 - 8:00pm

On Saturday, Sept. 21, 3:30-4:15 p.m. you can learn to find and identify the stars, constellations and planets best seen in this season. This is a great chance to explore astronomy as a family!

Click here to register now!

Scare-olina Skies returns!

Sep 13 2013 - 8:00pm

A favorite Morehead tradition returns in October: "Scare-olina Skies," a Halloween-themed version of Morehead's classic "Carolina Skies" star show.

1Beat to perform at Morehead

Sep 10 2013 - 8:00pm

The show is on Friday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. in the GlaxoSmithKline Fulldome Theater. Admission is $7 for general admission and $6 for Morehead members. Click here for for more information.

1Beat brings musicians from around the world for a residency and tour program in the U.S.

Tickets can be found here.

Two skywatching sessions in September

Jul 11 2013 - 8:00pm

We've had to cancel some of our summer skywatching sessions because of stormy weather ... so we're making it up to you with TWO skywatching sessions in September!

On Saturday, Sept. 7, join us at Jordan Lake State Park, 8-10 p.m.

On Friday, Sept. 27, join us at Little River Regional Park, 8-10 p.m.

Both sessions are free, of course -- and weather permitting! Check Morehead's skywatching page for directions and more information.

Star Families: Greek Myths and Legends

Jun 25 2013 - 8:00pm

The ancient Greeks used legends to describe the constellations they saw. Now you can experience those constellations just as the ancient Greeks did!

In August, Morehead's Star Families program for children and their parents explores "Greek Legends and Myths" in the night sky. Registration is now open -- click on this paragraph for all the details!

Minds On! begins in Durham

Jun 19 2013 - 8:00pm

Morehead joins with Time Warner Cable to present a special program for Durham County children. This news release from Time Warner Cable provides the details.

Durham Area Summer Science ProgramEnlightens Students on the Wonders of Weather

Campers in Time Warner Cable’s Minds On! Summer Science Program explore hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms and more

Free movie just for teens on Aug. 2

Jun 11 2013 - 8:00pm

It isn't uncommon to hear someone say, "The movie looks good, but I want to read the book before I see it." Sometimes, however, the science can be just as riveting.

Local teens can enjoy both the movie and the science during a free screening of "Jurassic Park," Steven Spielberg's 1993 blockbuster, on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. During the movie's intermission, paleontologists will explain some of the science behind the movie.

What kind of programs should Morehead offer?

May 22 2013 - 8:00pm

Here's your opportunity to share your opinion with Morehead: What educational programs should we offer?

Please take five minutes to take this online survey about Morehead programs and let us know what you think! The survey is anonymous.

Thanks for helping us to make plans for Morehead's future!