ADULT EDUCATION AND STARRY NIGHTS

Expand your universe! Morehead creates its adult education experiences to match your curiosity and your schedule.

Starry Nights

Explore the night sky under the planetarium dome with an expert guide, Morehead educator Amy Sayle. The Starry Nights experience is a perfect opportunity to learn how to identify the planets, bright stars and constellations that are easiest to find during the current season.

You'll hear stories and legends from various cultures about the star patterns you'll observe. You'll also receive a season-specific update about eclipses, meteor showers and other astronomical phenomena that are expected to be visible during the current season.

General Information

Fees: $12 ($8 for Morehead members)

Registration: Click on the “Register Now” link beside the program title or call Morehead Guest Relations at 919-962-1236.

Age Requirements: Starry Nights programs are designed for adult learners and are open to teens with a strong interest in astronomy and science. For children younger than 13, we offer Star Families, which addresses the same content but is designed to suit the learning styles of children ages 7-12 and their families.

Private Shows: Groups of 15 or more people may reserve a private showing of any Starry Nights 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 least two weeks in advance.

Schedule, 2013-2014

Winter Skies

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013
7:30-9 p.m.
Click here to register online now!

Spring Skies

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
7:30-9 p.m.
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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 kids' programs?

For children younger than 13 (accompanied by a parent or caregiver), Morehead offers Star Families. It's perfect for Scouts and other groups, too!