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Carolina Skies

Photo of meteor shower over Lake Norman.

Although "Carolina Skies" is one of the longest-running planetarium shows at Morehead, this show is never the same twice! This "live" star show is led by a Morehead educator and is a traditional planetarium show that focuses on stars, planets and constellations.

"Carolina Skies" takes Morehead visitors on a guided tour of the nighttime sky as it appears on the at very night above North Carolina. Visitors learn how to identify celestial objects visible to the naked eye and how to 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 into our universe!

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

Carolina Skies: Lunar Landing Edition

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, Carolina Skies shows in Summer 2019 will additionally feature some highlights of the mission and how astronauts from the Apollo program were trained in celestial navigation right here at Morehead!

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