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Teen Science Cafe on Friday, April 19

Apr 3 2013 - 8:00pm

Join local teens for the next installment of the "Open Minds Cafe -- Brainfood for Teens!" on Friday, April 19, at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.

Our guest speaker is Dr. Apurva Dave, an oceanographer with the Nicholas School for the Environment at Duke University. Like Morehead's Carolina Science Cafe for adults, the Open Minds Cafe is an opportunity to meet a scientist and learn about current, real-world research -- and it's just for teens.

Come to one of 40+ Statewide Star Parties on April 5!

Mar 24 2013 - 8:00pm

The North Carolina Science Festival opens on Friday, April 5, with dozens of skywatching sessions -- the first-ever Statewide Star Party -- at locations throughout North Carolina.

The sessions are hosted by local astronomy clubs, science centers, parks and other organizations. As with all skywatching sessions, they are dependent on clear skies and good weather.

UNC Science Expo on Saturday, April 13

Mar 24 2013 - 8:00pm

Ever wonder what's happening in the science labs throughout UNC? Here's your chance to tour the labs, talk to the scientists and participate in a few hands-on science activities with your family and friends!

The UNC Science Expo takes place on Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This free event includes exhibits, entertainment, behind-the-scenes tours of research labs, a "Small Science" play area for children and other activities.

Teen Science Cafe -- NEW! -- on March 22

Mar 17 2013 - 8:00pm

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is hosting the first-ever Chapel Hill Teen Science Cafe on Friday, March 22, at 6 p.m. If you're a teen, you're invited!

What happens at a Teen Science Cafe? Everyone meets and talks with a scientist, who'll open the program by talking about a cool science topic. There's a group activity, plus food and trivia prizes. It's free to attend!

Cryoacoustic Orb installation on March 23

Feb 21 2013 - 7:00pm

"Cryoacoustic Orb" is a sound installation that involves multiple illuminated polycarbonate orbs, filled with slowly melting ice. Hydrophones (underwater microphones) frozen inside the ice amplify the sounds of the melting process, which are electronically processed and spatialized throughout the darkened gallery space. The result is a unique ambient soundscape that evolves over the course of several hours.

LEGO-palooza returns!

Feb 11 2013 - 7:00pm

For eight years, the North Carolina LEGO Users Group (NC-LUG) has created amazing displays of unique LEGO scenes, from settlements in outer space to hometowns throughout America (including forts, amusement parks, city landmarks and more), for Morehead visitors to enjoy during LEGO-palooza.

This year, 2013, marks the 35th anniversary of LEGO's original "castle" model, so this year's LEGO-palooza will celebrate castles! NC-LUG members will build a large-scale LEGO castle on site throughout the weekend. Other castle models will be on display, too.

Register now for "Star Families: Moon Myths"

Dec 24 2012 - 7:00pm

Morehead's "Star Families" educational series (for children 7-12 with their parents) will explore "Moon Myths" on Saturday, Jan. 26, 3:30-4:15 p.m.

Registration is open now! Click here for details.

Cirque des Sciences returns on Feb. 8

Dec 24 2012 - 7:00pm

It's back by popular demand: Morehead's Cirque des Sciences, the most amazing fundraising gala in North Carolina!

And you can get all of the details about it by clicking here.

LEGO-palooza

Dec 10 2012 - 7:00pm

LEGO-palooza is returning for its ninth year at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center!

Details are still in the planning stage ... but it looks like the North Carolina LEGO Users Group members will bring their unique LEGO creations to Morehead on March 16-17. We'll post more details as soon as plans are complete!

Special offer for Morehead memberships

Dec 9 2012 - 7:00pm

There are dozens of reasons to get a Morehead membership: free admission to shows, early registration for Summer Science Camps, discounts on camps and classes, reciprocal discounts at other science centers ....

Now here's another great reason: Now through Dec. 31, 2012, you'll receive $10 off your purchase of a Morehead membership!

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