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    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.



    #HiddenNoMore Jane Hinton, Veterinarian & Inventor

    In 1941, Hinton and J. Howard Mueller published their recipe for a medium in which to grow bacteria. Labs routinely use Mueller-Hinton agar to test antimicrobial agents. In 1949, Hinton earned a Ph.D. in veterinary medicine.

    #HiddenNoMore Euphemia Lofton Haynes, Mathematician & Educator

    In 1943, Haynes became the first African American woman to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics. She taught in Washington, D.C., public schools and worked to end practices that disadvantaged students due to race or income.


    Our friends at @naturalsciences are still celebrating this year's theme arthropod…THE FLY! There are 3 more days of buggy (virtual) adventures - check out this event and more STEM learning opportunities in North Carolina here!

    #HiddenNoMore Alma Levant Hayden, NIH & FDA Chemist

    Hayden was one of the first minority women scientists working in Washington, D.C. In 1963, she showed that Krebiozen, a controversial drug being touted as a cancer cure, was just an amino acid normally found in the human body.

    #HiddenNoMore Charles Harrison, Industrial Designer

    Harrison was responsible for designing 100s of products sold by Sears. The first plastic trash bin was the product he was proudest of. The rectangular, wheeled plastic bins we see everywhere now are based on his 1963 design.

    Catch us tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. for #MoreheadAtHome about our September #CarolinaSkies.

    We will tour the sky and stars as you can see them outside your own home on the next clear night! 🌟

    James Andrew Harris, Nuclear Chemist

    Harris was a key member of a group of investigators that discovered two new elements in 1969 and 1970. They discovered rutherfordium and dubnium. Harris is the first African American involved in discovering an element.

    #HiddenNoMore Bettye Washington Greene, Industrial Research Chemist

    When Greene joined Dow Chemical Company as a research chemist in 1965, she may have been the first African American female chemist employed by Dow at that level. She invented ways to use latexes in products.

    #HiddenNoMore John Wesley Gilbert, Archeologist

    While pursuing classical studies in Greece in 1890-1891, Gilbert took part in archeological excavations at Eretria. The map of the site that he and a fellow student made was published in the American Journal of Archaeology in 1891.

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