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Crystal Harden wins state award for STEM education

Apr 28 2013 - 8:00pm

This news release was prepared and distributed by the North Carolina Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Center. For more information, please contact Russ Campbell at 919-667-8866.

NC SMT CENTER NAMES CRYSTAL HARDEN 2013 OUTSTANDING INFORMAL EDUCATOR

AWARDS GIVEN TO RECOGNIZE CHAMPIONS OF STEM EDUCATION THROUGHOUT THE STATE

Calling all Alton Brown fans!

Apr 13 2013 - 8:00pm

The North Carolina Science Festival is bringing Alton Brown, host of the Food Network’s "Good Eats," to North Carolina for two performances (Durham and Charlotte) in April.

Tickets are going fast! In addition to regular tickets, both performances offer a premium ticket package that includes a meet-and-greet reception with Alton Brown following the show, reserved stage-front seating and a North Carolina Science Festival t-shirt -- a perfect evening for any "Good Eats" superfan.

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.

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.

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.

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