Thank you for your support of science education through your participation in The Jupiter Ball 2013! We wanted to share a look back at the evening with all of you. .
7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22, 2013
The Jupiter Ball is a benefit gala for Morehead Planetarium and Science Center supporting science education for North Carolina schoolchildren.
Morehead prides itself on being a model for engaging students in the joy and excitement of science learning and discovery. Our innovative programs help create the margin of academic excellence that inspires and prepares current and future generations to meet the challenges of scientific discovery and technological innovation.
Morehead has chosen to be a leader in science education by using proceeds from the Jupiter Ball to underwrite field trips and outreach visits for some of the state's most economically distressed schools. Since 2011 the Jupiter Ball Scholarship Program has made it possible for more than 15,000 schoolchildren to receive the "Morehead experience." Additional funding is used for program development and expansion. With these scholarship opportunities and outstanding programs, we strive to inspire young minds and enhance educational experiences for all students.
We are thrilled to announce that Dr. William E. Thornton, North Carolina's first astronaut, will be our honored guest for the 2013 Jupiter Ball. As a member of the Skylab support crew, a veteran of two space flights on the shuttle Challenger and a holder of more than 35 patents, Dr. Thornton fully understands the importance of inspiration and innovation. Click here to learn more about Dr. Thornton in his own words.
Please join us for the Jupiter Ball on Friday, Nov. 22 from 7 p.m. to midnight as we celebrate the past and embrace the future. This fun and festive, black-tie gala also features a champagne reception, musical entertainment, a catered dinner, dancing to a live band and stargazing.
|Al and Marybeth Childers||Joan Gillings|
|Sandra Henson||Claude and Sarah Snow|
|Florence and Jim Peacock||FOX 50-TV|
& Drs. Joel and Christy Shaffer
|Grand Patron Sponsors|
|Richard and Ford Hibbits||Dr. Gerald L. and Mary Anne Klein|
|Ben and Beth Steelman||Stephen and Sandra Rich|
|97.9FM WCHL / Chapelboro.com|
Chapel Hill Magazine
|The Carolina Inn|
|Victoria Park Florist |
|Florence Peacock |
|A Better Image Printing|
Kim Crenshaw Photography