The Morehead Observatory is located in the Morehead Building but is not managed by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. The University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy is responsible for its operation.

Learn to do your own skywatching!
Attend our classes offered throughout the year.
The department offers “Guest Nights” during the school year on Friday evenings. The program is free, but reservations are required.

For more information, please visit the Department of Physics and Astronomy website.

Morehead Observatory Telescope

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PROMPT telescopes in Chile
(Controlled remotely from Morehead Observatory in Chapel Hill)

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