STAR FAMILIES

Explore astronomy themes as a family! The engaging Star Families series is designed for children (ages 7-12) accompanied by their families.

Star Families also appeals to Scout troops, 4-H clubs and other organizations that involve children and parents learning together. Please note: Each child must be accompanied by his or her parent or guardian.

General Information

Fees: $5 per person ($4 per Morehead member)

Registration: Click on the “Register Now” link beside the program title.

Private Shows: Groups of 15 or more people may reserve a private showing of any Star Families program. This private show must occur on a date within one week before or after the date of the scheduled public program. Private show pricing applies. To reserve a private show, call Guest Relations at 919-962-1236 during regular business hours. You must reserve a private show at lest two weeks in advance.



What's Your Sign?

Saturday, March 15, 2014
3:30-4:15 p.m.
Learn what the zodiac is and take a trip through our solar system to discover why planets always appear near the constellations of the zodiac in our night sky.
Click here to register online now!


Spring Skies

Saturday, April 19, 2014
3:30-4:15 p.m.
Learn to find and identify the stars, constellations and planets best seen in this season.
Click here to register online now!


Planets

Saturday, May 17, 2014
3:30-4:15 p.m.
How do scientists learn about the planets we see ... and those we cannot? How can we tell if that spot of light in the night sky is a planet or a star?
Click here to register online now!


Summer Skies

TBA 2014
3:30-4:15 p.m.
Learn to find and identify the stars, constellations and planets best seen in this season.

Interested in skywatching?

Morehead hosts free skywatching sessions each month at a local park. Morehead skywatching sessions are appropriate for families as well as adults.

Looking for adult programs?

Each season, Morehead offers the Starry Nights adult education program. It's a great introduction to the current night sky.