Heart of the Sun planetarium show

Experience our nearest star, the Sun, from a new perspective: This planetarium show takes you inside the Sun, in breathtaking high definition!

New space-based telescopes, along with a new generation of terrestrial instruments, capture both the fine surface detail and the vast eruptions of the corona with unprecedented clarity. Heart of the Sun delivers new breathtaking, high-resolution motion pictures never before seen in a fulldome theater.

From the Neolithic skywatchers of Europe to the solar observatories of Mesoamerica to the dawning of Aristotelian science, "Heart of the Sun" reveals how the development of our whole cosmology has been informed by our struggle to understand the Sun. This living star continues to challenge our imagination today.

"Heart of the Sun" is produced by Heliograph Productions.

Age recommendation

Recommended for ages 12 and older.

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.