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.

Fall Skies

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014
3:30-4:15 p.m.

The Milky Way Click here to register online now!

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014
3:30-4:15 p.m.

Native American Skies Click here to register online now!

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014
3:30-4:15 p.m.

The Moon Click here to register online now!

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014
3:30-4:15 p.m.

Winter Skies

Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015
3:30-4:15 p.m.

African Skies

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015
3:30-4:15 p.m.

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.