Home [CANCELED] Skywatching: Dix Park This event has been canceled due to weather. Morehead Planetarium and Science Center invites you to a free skywatching event... See the predawn planet parade Blog This month you can watch a predawn planet parade. How to view the 2021 Perseid meteor shower Blog August 11, 2021By Amy Sayle Have you seen a Perseid meteor yet? The annual Perseid meteor shower started in the... Your June 2021 solstice stargazing in North Carolina Blog June 18, 2021By Amy Sayle The start of summer, astronomically speaking, arrives for those of us in the northern hemisphere... The scientific reason you should know the constellations of the zodiac Blog The scientific reason for why you should learn the constellations of the zodiac? To find planets. Take a walk through the solar system—in your own neighborhood. Blog Missing being able to travel? You can take a whirlwind vacation through our solar system—without leaving your neighborhood. Happy birthday, Durham! Your city flag is astronomically wonderful. Blog Durham, North Carolina, which celebrates its birthday today, has an astronomical connection you can see for yourself in tonight’s sky. Skywatching at home: Spot planets in the sky tonight Blog How do you tell a planet from a star? Three tips will help you spot planets in tonight’s sky. Skywatching at home: See the space station fly (April 6, 2020) Blog Step outside tonight April 6 to wave hello to the three people currently living in outer space as they fly... The bright point of light in the west after sunset is Venus Blog Have you been noticing a very bright point of light in the western sky after sunset? It’s Venus.