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.

Survival Skills Using the Sky

Saturday, June 14, 2014
3:30-4:15 p.m.
Prepare for summer camping trips by learning how the sky provides you with a compass, clock and calendar.

Summer Skies

Saturday, July 12, 2014
3:30-4:15 p.m.
Learn to find and identify the stars, constellations and planets best seen in this season.

Greek Myths and Legends

Saturday, August 9, 2014
3:30-4:15 p.m.
Many of the constellations we can see in our night sky appear as characters in Greek myths. You'll hear tales of monsters, animals, gods, heroes and princesses, and you'll learn how to identify the associated constellations.

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.