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GSK's Science in the Summer inspires children to be scientists

Feb 15 2014 - 7:00pm

GSK (@GSKUS) and Morehead Planetarium and Science Center have announced that GSK's Science in the Summer™ -- a free, fun, educational program for children entering Grades 2-8 -- will return for its seventh year to select libraries and community sites in nine North Carolina counties.

March's Teen Science Cafe

Feb 6 2014 - 7:00pm

Be a part of Morehead's Stemville Science Symposium

Feb 5 2014 - 7:00pm

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:

Morehead’s Nick Eakes is selected as a Solar System Ambassador

Feb 4 2014 - 7:00pm

The NASA/JPL (Jet Propulsion Lab) Solar System Ambassador Program has selected Nick Eakes, one of Morehead’s educators, to be an ambassador for the state of North Carolina this year. The program is a public outreach program designed to work with motivated volunteers across the nation.

“It’s a great opportunity for me,” said Eakes. “Being an ambassador lets me share something I’m excited about and get the public excited about it too.”

Fracking: It's complicated.

Feb 4 2014 - 7:00pm

Fracking is a big issue in North Carolina. Why are we talking about it, and what can scientists tell us about it?

Adrian Down of Duke University shares some insights during the next Carolina Science Cafe -- Wednesday, March 5, at 6 p.m. at Back Bar. Click here for more details.

Carolina Skies: Valentine Edition

Feb 3 2014 - 7:00pm

We regret to announce that both showings of "Carolina Skies: Valentine Edition" are cancelled and will not be rescheduled. UNC is closed due to road conditions following severe weather, and as a UNC department, Morehead is also closed.

Explore the legends of love told by ancient cultures about the constellations and other sky objects. On Feb. 14, Morehead will have two live star shows at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. These shows are appropriate for adults and older teens. Regular prices apply.

Toxic metals in your children's food -- cause for alarm?

Jan 19 2014 - 7:00pm

Dr. Rebecca Fry from UNC-Chapel Hill is the speaker for February's cafe. She researches toxic metals in our environment and the effects they could have on vulnerable populations like pregnant women and small children.

Dr. Fry is an Associate Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. Please join us on Wednesday, Feb. 6 p.m., at Back Bar in downtown Chapel Hill as she talks about her research.

You can learn more about Dr. Fry's research here.

New date added for Cub Scout workshop

Jan 15 2014 - 7:00pm

If you missed out on the first Cub Scout workshop, you'll be glad to know that Morehead has added another date for this workshop! Registration is now open for Feb. 28.

For Boy Scouts, Morehead offers its astronomy badge workshop on Jan. 24, and you can still register. Boy Scouts will work toward the merit badge requirements as they model Earth, our Moon and our Sun; identify constellations in a simulated night sky; and use telescopes and binoculars to discover the real night sky. Prior registration is required.

Morehead's holiday hours

Dec 18 2013 - 7:00pm

See your favorite planetarium shows at Morehead this week!

Morehead will follow its usual Saturday schedule on these days:

Monday, Dec. 30 Tuesday, Dec. 31 Thursday, Jan. 2 Friday, Jan. 3

Monday will follow its Sunday schedule (afternoon shows) on New Year's Day:

Wednesday, Jan. 1

Starry Nights: Winter Skies

Dec 8 2013 - 7:00pm

Learn how to identify the planets, bright stars and constellations that are easiest to find during the winter season.

Click here to register now!

Starry Nights programs are designed for adult learners and are open to teens with a strong interest in astronomy and science.