Morehead Planetarium & Science Center, as a unit of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has suspended public operations until further notice because of ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) concerns. Please read our full statement here. 

Starry Nights

Group of people listening to speaker in Morehead Fulldome theater

Explore the night sky under the planetarium dome!

Learn how to identify the planets, bright stars and constellations that are easiest to find during the current season, with expert guidance from a Morehead astronomy educator. You’ll hear stories and legends from various cultures about the visible star patterns. You’ll also receive a season-specific update on eclipses, meteor showers and other astronomical phenomena.

For adults and older teens*

Starry Nights

Adults & Older Teens: $12.25

Morehead Members: $9.25

Groups of 15 or more people may reserve a private showing of a Starry Nights program. This private show must occur within one week before or after the date of the scheduled public program. Private show pricing applies.

To reserve a private show, call Guest Relations at 919.962.1236. Private shows must be reserved at least two weeks in advance.

Guest Relations
mhplanet@unc.edu
919.962.1236

Please Note

Starry Nights programs are designed for adult learners and are open to teens with a strong interest in astronomy and science. For children younger than 13, Morehead offers Star Families, which is designed to suit the learning styles of children ages 7-12.