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    Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is an iconic UNC landmark. Morehead was the first planetarium on a university campus and continues to be the premier planetarium in the Southeast. Since 1949, we have been dedicated to shedding light on all that science can teach us, inspiring the people of North Carolina and beyond. We partner with the University community to bring together Carolina’s many world-class resources and world-renowned minds to ignite passion for science and advance the public’s understanding of it. We also strive to enhance scientists’ ability to communicate the value of their research to the school groups, teenagers, families, and other audiences we serve in every North Carolina county. 

    The recently renovated Morehead building houses the GlaxoSmithKline Fulldome Theater, as well as the Science Stage, Launch Lab, and Breakthrough Hub — a new exhibit space showcasing research from UNC scientists. Morehead’s programs include classes for children and adults, courses for teachers, after-school programs, summer camps, skywatching sessions, and public lectures. Morehead also produces the statewide North Carolina Science Festival each April. Over the past seven decades, we have welcomed millions of students, teachers, and families through our doors to experience the wonder of science discovery.



    Discover the many reasons for color—like why the sky is blue and why Mars is red. Take a tour within a plant leaf and journey inside the human eye. Get ready for an amazing adventure of cosmic light with "Cosmic Colors."

    Saturday | 12pm

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    Explore the equilibrium between Earth’s climatic systems and what could happen if the balance is tipped. See the "Dynamic Earth" planetarium show in Morehead's famed fulldome theater.

    Friday | 1:30pm

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    Back like it never left! Enjoy the wonder of the night sky and practice mindfulness during "Yoga Under The Stars" in Morehead's famed fulldome theater! First session of the fall season kicks off on October 26th at 6:00 pm.

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