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Looking forward to tonight’s supermoon? 🌝 What makes it so super in the first place?

A supermoon is a full Moon occurring when the Moon is at its closest point in its orbit around Earth — making it slightly brighter and larger. More Moon facts:

Hey, Kelvin fans! Have you got a plush or flat Kelvin hanging out at home? 🤖

Snap a photo of Kelvin participating in your favorite virtual activity and share on social media using #GoKelvinGo and tagging @ncscifest. 🖥️

Thanks Dr. Suzie Kezios from @uncw for sharing!

Have you heard? We've received nominations in the annual @chapelhillmag Best of Chapel Hill poll! 🌟

We're nominated for Best Museum and Best Event Space in #ChapelHill. Voting closes April 13 and we would appreciate your support! 🥰

Vote here:

Add astronomy to your child's summer!🪐

Learn how to identify constellations, planets and lunar craters and find the International Space Station (@Space_Station) at Astronomy: Stellar Explorations Summer Science Camp.

Limited spots remain! Register here:

Wave hello to people living in outer space! 👋

The @Space_Station with three crew members onboard, will fly over North Carolina tonight. Look for a bright “star” moving from the northwest to the southeast from 8:33 to 8:37 p.m.

Learn more on our blog:

Do a little skywatching from home tonight! 🔭 After it starts getting dark, face west (same direction as sunset). Then look up. That very bright “star” is the planet Venus. 🪐

Tonight Venus appears very near the Pleiades star cluster. Binoculars provide an especially nice view.

Celebrate #AprilFoolsDay by learning about the science of misinformation! ❓

Join us today at 6 p.m. via Zoom for a virtual edition of our Carolina Science Cafe. Hear Dr. Brian Southwell discuss misinformation about health and medicine. Zoom link: 🖥️

Kicking off the 10th annual @ncscifest, we have an announcement to share…

Governor Roy Cooper (@NC_Governor) has declared April 2020 #STEM Education Month in North Carolina! Thanks, Governor Cooper for your commitment to science education in our state. 🎉

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About Us

Each year, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center serves over 500,000 people from all over North Carolina through summer camps, afterschool education programs, and the annual North Carolina Science Festival. Morehead also provides outreach visits for schools, giving students the ability to meet a scientist or see a planetarium show right in their community.

With your support, we can continue to support children in all 100 counties of North Carolina, making STEM education more accessible for all.