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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!

Check out Morehead's summer schedule

May 21 2013 - 8:00pm

Escape the summer heat and sudden storms with a visit to Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. (Hint: For the most fun, bring your friends and family!)

Explore our planet's climate with "Dynamic Earth," an exciting new fulldome planetarium show that will take you deep under the oceans to learn how the Sun's energy affect air and water currents.

Registration's open for Middle School Science Club

May 5 2013 - 8:00pm

If you're a middle school student who loves science, Morehead's Middle School Science Club was invented just for you!

Register for this series of Saturday programs, and you'll enjoy a year full of exciting science, with hands-on activities, behind-the-scenes tours of research labs and other opportunities to explore your interests with new friends who love science just as much as you do.

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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.



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!