Explore the universe with a new bilingual exhibit

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January 27, 2023
By Christian Clark

Discover the new Sun, Earth, Universe (Sol, Tierra, Universo) exhibit at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center to get answers to the big questions NASA is trying to answer.

Starting February 3, and running through April 23, 2023, visitors will be dazzled by the 600-square-foot exhibition, packed with current NASA science research and launching them on a journey to explore the universe! Put your engineering thinking cap on and construct a model spacecraft for your own “mission to space.”

Sun, Earth, Universe encompasses a variety of fun and compelling activities for visitors of all ages. The exhibit features signage translations in both Spanish and English allowing for more bilingual accessibility for Morehead’s visitors.

“We’re excited to host Sun, Earth, Universe at Morehead because it’s a great hands-on exhibit that helps our guests learn more about the solar system and Earth’s place in it,” shares Kelly Marks, Exhibit Manager of Morehead Planetarium. “You can design and test your own spacecraft, use tools to “see” invisible light, and think about how other planets compare to our own.”

Curious visitors can discover the answers to several burning questions about our universe and space exploration, including:

  • How is the Earth changing? Explore satellite images of Earth to see and learn about its changing surface.
  • How big is the universe? Spin a tumbler of beads, representing all of the stars we can see from Earth to search for the unique one that represents our Sun.
  • What is it like on other planets? Use blocks to create a topographic map of Venus to learn how scientists use color to visualize data.
  • What types of tools do scientists use? Reveal hidden images using the same tools NASA scientists employ to explore the otherwise invisible forces and energy of the universe.

Exhibits are part of the unique immersive 4-in-1 experience at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center including Science LIVE! demos, Launch Lab STEM projects, and a variety of flagship planetarium shows.

Click here learn more about Morehead’s exhibits.


The Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition was created by the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Network) in collaboration with NASA. This material is based upon work supported by NASA under cooperative agreement award number NNX16AC67A and 80NSSC18M0061. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Learn more about the exhibition at http://www.nisenet.org/sunearthuniverse.