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The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut?

This planetarium show takes you from Earth into space ... and beyond! Presented in high-definition fulldome digital video with explosive surround sound, "Astronaut" is an adventure unlike anything you've ever encountered.

Back to the Moon For Good

Immerse yourself in a race to return to the Moon.

See how a competition among privately funded international teams is ushering in a new era of lunar exploration. Learn about the Moon’s resources and discover what humanity’s future on the Moon might hold.

Narrated by Tim Allen, Back To The Moon For Good presents the Google Lunar XPRIZE, and the personal stories of competition and collaboration it inspires.

Black Holes: Journey into the Unknown

Imagine a place where time stands still, where the universal order breaks down, where the unimaginable becomes reality.

It's no longer the stuff of science fiction — this planetarium show brings to life all that is fascinating and extreme in the world of black holes!

Carolina Skies

Although "Carolina Skies" is one of the longest-running planetarium shows at Morehead, this show is never the same twice! This "live" star show is led by a Morehead educator and is a traditional planetarium show that focus on stars, planets and constellations.

Cosmic Colors

Cosmic Colors will take you on a wondrous journey across the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Discover the many reasons for color—like why the sky is blue and why Mars is red. Take a tour within a plant leaf and journey inside the human eye. Investigate x-rays by voyaging to a monstrous black hole and then back at your doctor’s office. You will even see the actual color of a dinosaur—based on recent evidence. Get ready for an amazing adventure under a rainbow of cosmic light!

Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth explores the inner workings of Earth's climate system, following a trail of energy that flows from our Sun into the interconnected systems that create our climate. You'll ride on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and whales and fly into fiery volcanoes!

Earth, Moon and Sun

This planetarium show explores the relationship between Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions. Coyote has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. His confusion about the universe makes viewers think about how Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system and learn to distinguish between myths and science.

From Earth to the Universe

The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people. A desire to comprehend the Universe may well be humanity’s oldest shared intellectual experience. Yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos. To learn about this journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today’s grandest telescopes, we invite you to experience From Earth to the Universe.


More than 400 years ago, an Italian man named Galileo Galilei arranged two curved pieces of glass in a long cylinder, looked into the night sky and saw the cosmos as no one had ever seen it. With his handmade telescope, Galileo discovered the four largest of Jupiter's moons and made other observations that changed some of humanity's longest-held views of the universe.

Grossology and You

A wise respiratory system once said, "Gross is in the eye of the beholder." After watching this planetarium show, you may start thinking differently about the "gross" side of the human body and what it does to protect us every day.

Join Noreen Neuron, host of the “Personal Universe” game show, as she leads us through a competition to decide which body system is the best and brightest. Will it be Scabby (the immune system), Boogie (the respiratory system) or Flatus (the digestive system)? Laugh and learn as these animated characters explore the inner workings of the human body!

Little Star

"The Little Star That Could” is a story about Little Star, an average yellow star in search for planets of his own to protect and warm. Along the way, he meets other stars, learns what makes each star special, and discovers that stars combine to form star clusters and galaxies. Eventually, Little Star finds his planets. Each planet is introduced to your audiences with basic information about our Solar System.

Magic Tree House Space Mission

Travel with Jack and Annie, stars of the Magic Tree House® best-selling children's book series, as they search for answers to a mysterious riddle they discover in a written note signed “–M.”

Viewers peek into the treehouse and follow Jack and Annie on an exciting adventure as they meet a helpful astronomer and an astronaut. As they travel to an observatory and beyond into space, Jack and Annie nearly get … well, we don’t want to give the surprise away!

One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

Big Bird and Elmo, stars of TV's "Sesame Street," are joined by fuzzy blue Hu Hu Zhu, a new friend from faraway China, for this new adventure! Together, the three characters learn about sunsets and finding starry shapes in the night sky.

Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu even travel to the Moon, where they discover that they can jump high, kick a soccer ball really far and need space helmets to breathe! Back on Earth, these friends realize that they can see the same stars in the night sky from their homes in the United States and in China.

Solar System Odyssey

Solar System Odyssey is a futuristic adventure, exploring what could happen if humans consume all the resources of Earth. Jack Larson embarks on a quest to discover a new home for humans to colonize, piloting his spacecraft on a wild ride through our Solar System.

Along his journey, Jack encounters a traveling companion who helps him search for answers to these questions:

Take Flight

Join uniquely-animated brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright for a full-throttle adventure through the history and into the future of aeronautics!

Learn about the four forces of flight — lift, weight, thrust and drag — with demonstrations by the Wright brothers and share observations and discoveries with Leonardo da Vinci as he creates his “flying machine.”

The Longest Night: A Winter's Tale

"The Longest Night: A Winter's Tale" is a one-of-a-kind fulldome planetarium show that captures its audience with a timeless fable of courage, generosity and renewal. Its story explores the concept that winter is a time for Earth to rest, waiting for new growth in the spring.

Its star, a young girl born into a family of nomadic storytellers, embarks on a simple quest that leads her to a dragon's nest. What will she discover there, and how will it help her save her village?

Wildest Weather in the Solar System

Experience weather extremes in space as you've never imagined them! Fly through the dense atmosphere on Venus, methane storms on Titan and centuries-old anti-cyclones on Jupiter. Experience some of the most beautiful, powerful and mysterious weather phenomena in the Solar System - from lightning 10,000 times stronger than on Earth to 1,200-miles-per-hour winds to five-mile-high dust storms that could envelop entire planets!

"Wildest Weather in the Solar System" is produced by National Geographic.

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