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Bring your family to the "Grossology and You" grand opening!

Nov 17 2014 - 10:27am

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is launching its newest original fulldome planetarium show, "Grossology and You," Nov. 22-23, 2014, with a weekend full of gross-themed fun.

The public can see "Grossology and You" for the first time on Saturday, Nov. 22 (show times at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.) and on Sunday, Nov. 23 (show times at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.).

Biogen Idec Foundation to help NCSF reach one million North Carolinians by 2020

Nov 6 2014 - 8:00am

Foundation commits $450,000 to Festival over next three years

Winston-Salem, N.C. (Nov. 6, 2014) — The North Carolina Science Festival (NCSF) announced today that the Biogen Idec Foundation will increase its commitment to NCSF through a new sponsorship that will help sustain the festival for the next three years. The Biogen Idec Foundation will be recognized as “Presenting Sponsor” of the North Carolina Science Festival.

The "Climate Leap" Collaboration

Jul 31 2014 - 10:13am has written about a partnership beween Morehead, the UNC Institute for the Environment and UNC researchers. The partnership brings 28 high school students to the UNC campus for the Climate Leadership and Energy Awareness Program (Climate LEAP). Here's the story Chapelboro published July 28, 2014. You can also read the story on the Chapelboro website.

UNC Program Promotes Energy Awareness Among Local HS Students

Morehead, Google team up with Caldwell Co. Schools

Jul 25 2014 - 12:09pm

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center and Caldwell County Schools are teaming up to make science more accessible by increasing science offerings for Caldwell County schoolchildren. This collaboration will give Caldwell students access to high-quality science programming at no extra cost to the students, the families or the school system.

The 2014 UNC Science Expo

May 8 2014 - 11:17am

The 2014 UNC Science Expo takes place on Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on UNC’s campus along Cameron Avenue. This free event is UNC’s single largest science outreach event, attracting approximately 10,000 participants. It is a festive atmosphere that celebrates science and provides a firsthand opportunity to see UNC science at work and interact with researchers.

Register now for "Starry Nights: Spring Skies"

Mar 16 2014 - 8:00pm

It may not feel like spring on some of these brisk days, but it's already time for "Starry Nights: Spring Skies" on Wednesday, March 18. This adult education program offers an opportunity to learn about the constellations, planets and other celestial objects best seen this season.

Click here for registration and details.

NC Science Festival begins on March 28!

Mar 13 2014 - 8:00pm

We're just a few days away from the North Carolina Science Festival -- our state's two-week-long, 500-mile-wide celebration of science!

Register now for STEMville Science Symposium!

Mar 12 2014 - 8:00pm

If you register now, you can be a part of the first-ever STEMville Science Symposium -- a unique new program for students in grades 4-7 who are interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math).

Click here to register! Spaces are limited.

Here are the details for STEMville Science Symposium:

The Science of Sport

Mar 10 2014 - 8:00pm

Tickets are on sale now for The Science of Sports, a special presentation by Emmy Award-winning ESPN Sport Science John Brenkus. You can click here to buy tickets.

The Science of Sports is Wednesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill. This is a signature event of the North Carolina Science Festival.

Science on the Sundial

Mar 9 2014 - 8:00pm

Morehead is an official site for the 2nd Friday Artwalk, sponsored by the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership. During each 2nd Friday, experience "Science on the Sundial" with hands-on activities (free) and evening planetarium shows (regular ticket prices apply).

The next 2nd Friday Artwalk is March 14. We'll have science activities, two planetarium shows and the popular food truck, Parlez-Vous Crêpe

Planetarium show schedule: