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Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is a unit of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and was the first and largest full dome planetarium in the south.Find out how to plan Chapel Hill trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
Ten years after opening, Morehead Planetarium was called to serve not only the people of North Carolina but also the nation’s burgeoning space program. Astronauts needed training in celestial navigation to ensure that they would be able to pilot their spacecraft if navigational systems failed.
Between 1959 and 1975, nearly every astronaut who participated in the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab and Apollo-Soyuz programs trained at Morehead.
Now, Morehead's mission is to serve North Carolina and beyond by bringing together the unique resources of UNC to engage the public for an improved public understanding of science, technology and health.
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center reviews
Fun exhibitions and great theatre - attended the Carolina Skies exhibition and it was wonderful and they guy presenting was very informative.
Fun exhibitions and great theatre - attended the Carolina Skies exhibition and it was wonderful and they guy presenting was very informative. more »
All around amazing show and amazing museum with life presentations and educational set ups. We also enjoyed the interactive games. I dare to say this is fun not only for kids but for the parents too. I recommend you allocate at least 2-3 hours.
I enjoyed From Earth to universe today. It was too short. The college student showing the galaxies afterwards was too abrupt and the whole experience lasted 55 minutes. We need more scientific facts on each and maybe an adult feature that doesn't dumb it all down. I hadn't been since I was a kid and thoroughly enjoyed the theater, it brought back the same feeling at the end seeing your own galaxy is incredible.
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