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Week Day Shows @ the Morehead Planetarium

250 East Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Dates: June 29, 2022 - August 26, 2022
every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday until August 26, 2022
Time: 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Earth, Moon and Sun (10:30-11:30am) - This planetarium show explores the relationship between Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions. Coyote has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. His confusion about the universe makes viewers think about how Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system and learn to distinguish between myths and science. Astronaut (Noon-1pm) - What does it take to become an astronaut? The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? Earthquakes, Volcanoes, & Tsunamis (1:30-2:30pm) - Earth’s surface usually seems solid, constant and immovable. But that’s not always so. Volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and the giant sea waves we call “tsunamis” shatter any illusions that the planet on which we live is always a tranquil abode. In reality, we exist on a constantly moving platform, with land masses set adrift upon a vast, unseen “ocean” of molten rock miles below our feet. From Earth to the Universe (3-4pm) - Take a celestial discovery to understand humanity’s place in the cosmos.