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Weekend Shows @ the Morehead Planetarium

250 East Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Dates: July 2, 2022 - August 28, 2022
every week on Saturday, Sunday until August 28, 2022
Time: 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
We Are Stars (3-4pm) Explore the secrets of cosmic chemistry, and our explosive origins. What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe by following the formation of Hydrogen atoms to the synthesis of Carbon, and the molecules for life. Carolina Skies (4-:30-5:30pm) Journey through the Carolina night sky. Although “Carolina Skies” is one of the longest-running planetarium shows at Morehead, this show is never the same twice! This “live” star show is led by a Morehead educator and is a traditional planetarium show that focuses on stars, planets and constellations. “Carolina Skies” takes Morehead visitors on a guided tour of the nighttime sky as it appears on that very night above North Carolina. Visitors learn how to identify celestial objects visible to the naked eye and how to find the cardinal directions using celestial signposts. They learn about the legends and myths created by ancient cultures to explain the astronomical phenomena observed by those cultures. Currently, “Carolina Skies” shows also include an exciting “fly-out” experience that travels beyond our Solar System into the Milky Way Galaxy and beyond into our universe!