Planetarium Shows Overview
Join more than seven million people — including 11 of the 12 men who walked on the Moon, along with dozens of other NASA astronauts — who have explored the universe through planetarium shows at Morehead!
You can choose from two different types of shows: "live" star shows and multimedia shows. What's the difference?
Morehead's star shows include the classic "Carolina Skies," which is presented by a narrator who's an astronomy educator at Morehead. Since each star show is live, each star show is a little bit different, showcasing the night sky as it appears on that date.
Thousands of stars, planets, constellations, nebulas, galaxies and other sky objects can be projected onto the planetarium dome for the audience to view in a "dark sky" environment that's hard to find in the well-lit natural world! Morehead also offers several seasonal versions of its star shows, including "Carolina Skies: Valentine Edition," "Our Vanishing Night" and "Scare-o-lina Skies."
Looking for something a little different? Multimedia shows are exciting and education, full of fun and adventure.
Multimedia shows for public audiences are offered on Saturdays and Sundays during the traditional school year. During the summer, public shows are offered on weekdays, too.
In 2010, Morehead installed a new fulldome digital video (FDV) projection system, and all planetarium shows now use this amazing technology.
Multimedia shows for school field trip groups are offered during weekdays throughout the school year and are by reservation only. (If the group does not use all of the seats in the planetarium, those seats may be available to the public.)