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Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

250 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 USA

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“largest fulldome digital planetarium in the Southeast!”

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, with one of the largest planetariums in the United States, is located on the north end of the campus of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Morehead's building and grounds, complete with a 68-foot-tall fulldome planetarium, exhibits and classrooms, 24-inch Cassegrain reflecting telescope and observation decks, UNC Visitors Center, portrait gallery, rose gardens and massive sundial were built for students of all ages with all interests.Many of the planetarium's shows are original productions, written and designed by Morehead's production team.Non-credit classes for adults and children, special courses for teachers, summer camps for children, memberships for students, individuals, families and corporations, public viewings of astronomical events and public lectures keep the community involved in the center's activities.The Morehead Planetarium and Science Center Building was a gift of John Motley Morehead III (1870-1965), class of 1891, whose mission of educating the community lives on. Since 1949, the planetarium has been a giant classroom for students, teachers, school groups, senior citizens, youth groups and the general public. As the United States space program began, the Morehead provided training for U.S. astronauts from the Mercury program to the Apollo-Soyuz program.

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Kathleen B.

Fun place to check out with kids while on campus at UNC. Kids enjoyed the show. Convenient location Read more

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Robbie C.

First time here on a field trip. Learned that Neil Armstrong trained here. Pretty cool! They are only open on fri-sun to public this time of year. Rest of week is only field trips. We saw a show... Read more

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Lynn R.

First time visiting the Moorhead Planetarium in Chapel Hill. I was happy to see all the cool exhibits and I enjoyed the show today called the magic tree house. I wanted to stay for the next show... Read more

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

250 E Franklin St
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
27599 USA
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  • Sun: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Fri: 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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