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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.



    For thousands of years, humans worldwide have looked up at the night sky and told stories about what they’ve seen. 🌍

    Join us tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. to hear a few of these stories told by our astronomy storytellers Nick and Amy! More info ➡️

    #HiddenNoMore Ada Lovelace, Computer Programmer

    Lovelace wrote the first computer program ever published – instructions for the Analytical Engine, a computer proposed by inventor Charles Babbage, to generate Bernoulli numbers.

    #HiddenNoMore Katherine Johnson, @NASA Mathematician

    When the first American astronaut traveled into space, Johnson calculated his flight path and ensured his safe return to Earth. Her work was also critically important to #Apollo11 (landing the first men on the Moon!)

    #HiddenNoMore Eugene Bullard, Aviation Pioneer

    Bullard became the first African American fighter pilot when he flew combat missions for the French Air Service during World War I.

    Join us tomorrow for a virtual tour of the North Carolina July night sky! 🌌

    Learn how to identify planets and stars you can see from outside your own home. More info ➡️

    #HiddenNoMore Dorothy Vaughan, @NASA Mathematician

    African American women overcame barriers of segregation to make important contributions to our understanding of flight. Vaughan was one of the first African Americans hired as a “computer” at Langley Research Center in 1943.

    #HiddenNoMore Ronald Cotton, Justice Activist and Author

    June 30, 2020, marks the 25th anniversary of Ronald Cotton’s exoneration. Cotton spent 11 years in prison before DNA science proved his innocence and freed him from a sentence of life + 54 years.

    #DYK you can figure out directions using only your eyes and a clear sky? 🧭

    Learn more about how our sky is a compass in Morehead At Home: Skywatching tomorrow at 10 a.m.:

    What's so special about these "#MurderHornets"? The answer to this and more from our latest podcast episode! Produced in collaboration with @moreheadplanet

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