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The Chapel Hill Historical Society presents “From Astronomical Illiteracy to Science Festivals: The Morehead Planetarium’s History and the Training of Astronauts”

March 19 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Cookie Time.” Intrigued? Come join us for a talk by Dr. Todd Boyette, director of the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at UNC-Chapel Hill. The Morehead Planetarium opened in 1949 as the first planetarium in the South. It has played a leading role in science education ever since. Hear what inspired John Motley Morehead to build a planetarium on UNC’s campus and how the organization has continued to deliver on his promise ever since.
A lifelong educator, Dr. Boyette is just the fifth director in the Morehead’s history. During his time at the Planetarium, Dr. Boyette has expanded outreach programming, spearheaded the transition from analog to digital fulldome planetarium technology, and launched the North Carolina Science Festival.
Historical Society programs are free and open to the public. Please use available downtown parking. The gift shop will be open before the program.


March 19
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Morehead Planetarium
250 E Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States


Chapel Hill Historical Society
(919) 929-1793