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What’s Happening In Chapel Hill: In Person and Remotely

As the spring semester continues, the University is offering events and activities that you can experience virtually or in person while following the COVID-19 Community Standards. Kristen Smith Young, Community Relations, Thursday, February 18th, 2021 After nearly a year of taking precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, we’re all still at it, following the […]

Camp Carolina | Interactive Activities

Tar Heels Together is here to provide your children and grandchildren with some unique learning opportunities and a little fun! Camp Carolina was a live virtual camp designed for Tar Heel kids and teens that ran from July 20 - 24, 2020. Camp Carolina included high quality activities and programs in STEM, arts, astronomy and more […]

Morehead Planetarium & Science Center Has Reopened

After a multi-year renovation, the historic institution has opened its doors with new safety protocols in place. October 23, 2020 CHAPEL HILL, NC – Morehead Planetarium and Science Center will reopen its doors to the public on Saturday, November 7 in accordance with Centers for Disease Control, state, and local guidelines. The reopening comes after […]

August Carolina Skies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMogMY_45T4 PRESENTED BY MOREHEAD PLANETARIUM AND SCIENCE CENTER Tour the August sky as it appears from North Carolina and learn how to identify planets and stars you can see from outside your own home. Be sure to download the August and September Carolina Skies Star Map here. .

Camp Carolina: High School

Camp Carolina - High School Track July 20-24, 2020 Thanks for your interest in Camp Carolina! These unique summer learning opportunities ran from July 20-24, 2020. See below for replays of the high school track (grades 9-12) programs and self-paced activities.  Schedule at a glance MONDAY 7/20: Physical and Life Sciences TUESDAY 7/21: Art WEDNESDAY […]

Camp Carolina: Middle School

Camp Carolina - Middle School Track July 20-24, 2020 Thanks for your interest in Camp Carolina! These unique summer learning opportunities ran from July 20-24, 2020. See below for replays of the middle school track (grades 6-8) programs and self-paced activities.  Schedule at a glance MONDAY 7/20: Physical and Life Sciences TUESDAY 7/21: Art WEDNESDAY […]

Camp Carolina: Elementary School

Camp Carolina - Elementary School Track July 20-24, 2020 Thanks for your interest in Camp Carolina! These unique summer learning opportunities ran from July 20-24, 2020. See below for replays of the elementary school track (grades K-5) programs and self-paced activities. Schedule at a glance MONDAY 7/20: Physical and Life Sciences TUESDAY 7/21: Art WEDNESDAY […]

Earth, Moon and Sun

Why does the Sun rise and set?What does the Moon look like close-up?What causes the Moon to appear to change shape over the month?Let’s explore the relationship between Earth, the Moon, and the Sun. We’ll use planetarium software to help us answer these questions. To extend this lesson, you can watch the FREE 360° video […]

Solar System Odyssey

Take a virtual trip with us through the solar system as we explore what we’ve learned about our planetary neighbors through our robotic spacecraft. To extend this lesson, you can watch the FREE video of Morehead’s planetarium show Solar System Odyssey below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqMsnhFgBOA *Please Note: Registration is not required. The Zoom link will not be live […]

Giant Leaps

Fifty-one years ago yesterday, a human being first walked on the Moon, in what astronaut Neil Armstrong called a “giant leap” for humankind. What might our next giant leaps be? To learn more about the Apollo 11 Moon landing, watch Morehead’s 6-minute 360° video One Giant Leap here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPsNUPdQC_4&feature=youtu.be. This webinar was recorded on July 21, 2020.