Morehead At Home
While our physical doors might be closed, you can still count on Morehead.
We recognize that these unprecedented times pose a unique challenge to educators and parents. And while we can’t provide in-person educational experiences right now, we hope that a few additional digital resources will remind you of your trips to our planetarium or inspire you to come visit us later. More importantly, we hope that you feel empowered to explore the world around you – even if it’s from home.
This page will be updated regularly, so to be sure you don’t miss anything, we recommend that you:
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- Follow us on Twitter @moreheadplanet
- Like us on Facebook @moreheadplanetarium
- Subscribe to our YouTube channel @moreheadplanetarium and
- Follow us on Instagram @moreheadplanetarium
See Upcoming Virtual Events
Tuesdays & Thursdays | Morehead At Home: Skywatching
Explore the sky from home using tips and tools from Morehead educators, Nick Eakes and Amy Sayle. Every Tuesday and Thursday, join them via Zoom where they’ll discuss upcoming celestial happenings and other astronomy-related topics like how to identify constellations, measuring distances between objects in the sky and more. Each skywatching session will be accessible via Zoom. We’re recommending young explorers (grades 5 and below) join us on Tuesdays, while teens and older participate on Thursdays.
Sometimes we’ll provide additional visual aids, activities, or links to more information about a specific topic. This will be updated regularly.
Stellarium Tutorial | April 14, 2020
Vacation Destinations | April 28, 2020
Your Guide to the Moon | May 5, 2020
Anyone Out There? | May 7, 2020
May Carolina Skies | May 12, 2020
See the International Space Station | May 14, 2020
Get email or text alerts of when the space station is flying over – spotthestation.nasa.gov/
The Sky is a Time Machine | May 21, 2020
Is there intelligent life beyond Earth? | June 11, 2020
- Try your hand at estimating the number of intelligent, communicating civilization in our galaxy: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/space/drake-equation.html
Supernova! | June 23, 2020
- Star Party activity: Let’s make a supernova! https://www.ncsciencefestival.org/sites/default/files/documents/SNMakeaSN.pdf
Thursdays | Virtual Teen Science Cafe
Join us on Thursdays for Virtual Teen Science Cafes! You’ll hear from exciting scientists, researchers and other professionals every week until June 11, 2020. Make sure to check our calendar regularly for updates on speakers and topics. We hope to “see” you there!
Fridays | 360° Video Premieres
You’ll be able to enjoy some of our most popular fulldome planetarium shows from the comfort of your home. No VR headset? No problem! Use your mouse and touchpad on your computer to click and drag inside a video. You can also move your phone from left to right or right to left to view a video in all different angles. These videos are also viewable using any VR headset or Google Cardboard.
Did you miss the last virtual event? Check our Virtual Morehead playlist on YouTube, and “Subscribe” to stay up-to-date with all of our videos. We’ll try to get videos uploaded within 48-72 hours after the event has been recorded.
Download Flat Kelvin and two NCSciFest coloring pages
Watch our 360° Planetarium Videos at Home!
Have you ever wanted to watch a 360° video of a planetarium show at home? Now you can!
Use your mouse and touchpad on your computer to click and drag inside the video. You can also move your phone from left to right or right to left to view the video in all different angles. (*This show can also be viewed using any VR headset or Google Cardboard.)
Release Date: April 17, 2020
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Release Date: May 1, 2020
Release Date: May 8, 2020
Tales of the American South
Release Date: May 15, 2020
Release Date: May 22, 2020
Need some star jams? Listen to our Spotify playlist – made for skywatching at home!
Please Note: Morehead Planetarium & Science Center does not own the rights to any of the music in this playlist.
Check out our most recent blogs featuring skywatching tutorials, cool celestial happenings, and much more!