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Carolina Skies

Journey through the Carolina night sky

Although “Carolina Skies” is one of the longest-running planetarium shows at Morehead, this show is never the same twice! A Morehead educator leads this “live” star show, a traditional planetarium show focusing on stars, planets, and constellations.

“Carolina Skies” takes Morehead visitors on a guided tour of the nighttime sky as it appears on that very night above North Carolina. Visitors learn to identify celestial objects visible to the naked eye and find the cardinal directions using celestial signposts. They learn about the legends and myths created by ancient cultures to explain the astronomical phenomena observed by those cultures.

Currently, “Carolina Skies” shows also include an exciting “fly-out” experience that travels beyond our Solar System into the Milky Way Galaxy and beyond to the universe’s outer reaches!

Morehead also offers special editions of “Carolina Skies” throughout the year.

A starry night sky

More Information

This show is recommended for ages 9 and up.

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√ Assistive listening devices available upon request (at least 15 minutes in advance)

Please visit this page for more information about Morehead’s commitment to accessibility.

Throughout the year, Morehead offers special editions of the popular “Carolina Skies” planetarium program. A Morehead educator leads these “live” star shows. Come learn about celestial objects, myths, legends, or current astronomical events. Click the show to see an upcoming schedule. Unless otherwise noted, tickets go on sale two weeks in advance.

  • Carolina Skies: Valentine Edition (recommended for teens and adults)
  • Carolina Skies: Scare-olina Skies Edition (recommended for teens and adults)
  • Carolina Skies: Scare-olina Skies Family Edition

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