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Celebrating Morehead’s 75th Anniversary

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For 75 years, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center has been a cornerstone of learning and discovery, sparking countless imaginations with innovative planetarium shows, interactive exhibits, and statewide educational programs.

As we celebrate this proud milestone, join us as we reflect on our journey and set a course for the next 75 years and beyond.

As part of our 75th anniversary celebration, we would like to hear from you how Morehead Planetarium and Science Center ignited your curiosity, fueled your passion for learning, or played a role in your personal or professional growth.

Submissions may be considered for use in Morehead marketing materials.

In honor of our 75th anniversary, we launched a campaign to raise $75,000 to further our impact on North Carolina science experiences.

As a non-profit organization, we rely heavily on the generosity of supporters like you and greatly appreciate all contributions. Your donations can help to improve our STEM education and outreach goals, accessibility efforts, and facilities.

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is deeply grateful to the following supporters who are serving on our 75th Anniversary Honorary Steering Committee. We appreciate their volunteer service and commitment to the current and future success of our organization.

Alex Knapp
Alicia Whitley
Ben Steelman
Bryant Moore
C. J. Jenzano
Carol Tresolini
Chris Katella
Deborah Bryan
Denise Hammock Clayton
Denise Young
H. Holden Thorp
J. Christopher Clemens
James A. Horn
James Moeser
Jeff Hill
Joseph Jordan
Kelly Marks
Layla Dowdy
Lou Muglia
Marcus Collins
Megan Mazzocchi
Michael Neece
Michael Washington
Nikitta Grillo
Pam Hemminger
Richard McColman
Rich Superfine
Sarah Casey
Stephanie Cobert
Stephanie Ridley
Susan Gillings Gross
Tammy Boone
Todd Boyette

Voices of Celebration: Video Tributes to Morehead

Eclipsing 75

In honor of our 75th anniversary, Carolina Stories showcases Morehead’s impact on past, present, and future lives.

Voices of Celebration

Watch messages from longtime supporters and friends of Morehead. For more testimonials, visit our playlist on YouTube.

NASA astronaut Christina Koch (Artemis 2, Expedition 61, Expedition 59, Expedition 60, Soyuz MS-13, Soyuz MS-12)

Governor Roy Cooper

Explore Morehead’s History

Dive into 75 years of historical milestones, events, and notable people with our interactive timeline.