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10:00 am

MAH | Skywatching: Training astronauts in North Carolina

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

NASA astronauts are headed to the International Space Station today in the first launch of humans from U.S. soil in nearly a decade. Michael Neece (aka Meteor Mike) will explain how Morehead Planetarium trained many of the early NASA astronauts, including Neil Armstrong, the first human to walk on the Moon. *Please Note: Registration is Read more...

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5:00 pm

Teen Science Cafe: Everyday Biomechanics +Bioengineering

May 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Biomedical engineering has a long history that spans more than 3,000 years. Simple crutches and splints are some of the earliest and most basic forms, but humans have made significant progress since then. Prosthesis, artificial organs, and even your favorite wearable tech (smart watch anyone?!) all rely on biomedical engineering research to be successful. Join Read more...

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