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Take a tour of the stars, sign up for virtual STEM activities with Morehead Planetarium

Posted October 12, 2020 3:25 p.m. EDT

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It's World Space Week! Or, rather, it was World Space Week last week, but that doesn't mean you need to wait a year to learn some interesting facts and figures about the worlds above us.

The Morehead Planetarium and Science Center in Chapel Hill may be closed for now, but it has a slate of virtual activities that you can check out to learn more about space at home.

They include:

On the center's Morehead at Home page, youl'll also find a few other activities, including a skywatching playlist.

Later this month, Morehead also will host its first Virtual STEMville, a program that's designed for both families and schools to support student learning through virtual workshops, according to the description. Participants can register for three sessions:

  • Astronomy Avenue - Explore the science of astronomy through 360° versions of our planetarium shows, storytelling with Morehead educators, live Q&A's and more!
  • Scientist Block Party! - Join Morehead educators and North Carolina scientists for live scientific demonstrations and activities. Students will get to learn about scientists' journeys, their research and the scientific methods they use in their work.
  • Experiment Expressway - Live from our in-house lab, we'll explore chemistry and physics with students through science experiments.

Sessions will be held via Zoom. For families, the cost is $20 per session. Sessions will take place from Oct. 27 to Dec. 16. Registration is open now.