Educator Resource Kit
“Destination: Space” examines the history and future of America’s space program, from the moonwalkers of the 1960s to NASA’s current plans to send astronauts to Mars. Morehead played a role in that history. During the 1960s and 1970s, the planetarium served as a training center for NASA, teaching celestial navigation to more than 60 astronauts – including 11 of the 12 astronauts to visit the moon.

Retired “CBS Evening News” anchor Walter Cronkite narrates “Destination: Space,” an original Morehead production. The show also features appearances by Apollo 16 Astronaut Charlie Duke, fellow Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin, and space shuttle astronauts Kathryn Thornton and William Thornton (no relation). Robert Satcher, a current NASA astronaut, also appears.

GlaxoSmithKline made a gift to Morehead for the production of a planetarium show for “Destination: Space.” Capital Broadcasting is also providing support for the show.


Age recommendation

“Destination: Space” is recommended for ages 8 and up.

Seasonal schedules

Visiting soon? Check out Morehead's interactive calendar to see what's happening when you'll be here. Just click the date — the interactive calendar is typically up-to-date within one week of today.

Please note that Morehead does not offer all of its shows every day and that exhibits may be closed for maintenance or for classes during some hours.

If you're planning to visit several weeks from today, check out our current schedule of public shows to plan your trip and check the interactive calendar just before your visit to learn about any schedule updates.

Please note that seasonal schedules change four times each year (spring, summer, fall and holiday), and some shows are not offered during every schedule.

School shows

In addition to its public shows, Morehead offers shows during the week especially for school classes and other field trip groups. These school shows do not appear on the seasonal schedule but do appear on Morehead's daily calendar.

If seats are available, the public may purchase tickets to school shows.

However, school groups with reserved seating have first priority on any remaining seats (for example, if extra chaperons attend), so Morehead cannot guarantee that public seats will be available for school shows.