Funding Priority

Engage Students

Undergraduate and graduate students will have expanded experiential-learning experiences. We will continuously support a student-leadership group focused on professional development and work-experience opportunities for Morehead’s student staff.

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
Summer camp participants get up and close with a turtle during an Eco Adventure class at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center on July 21, 2017, in Chapel Hill. (Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill)

An Education Beyond the Classroom

We know that Carolina students can and will have an immeasurable impact on the world. We take to heart that Morehead should be involved in preparing them accordingly. We employ Carolina students on campus in numbers second only to the University Library system. Among their responsibilities, they work with our after-school kids, present shows in the GlaxoSmithKline Fulldome Theater, perform demonstrations on the science stage and function behind the scenes, taking on administrative duties that make Morehead tick. In the process, they gain real-world learning opportunities, and we grow a loyal cadre of Morehead alumni. Our students are a major reason why Morehead holds such a special place on the UNC campus. Your support for them will ensure we continue to do so.


More Morehead Planetarium Funding Priorities

Explore Students

Morehead Science Center

Seeing More Stars

New projection system revamps the Morehead Planetarium

Kids in a classroom complete science-related crafts

Summer of Science

Bringing engaging, informative science education to students across the state


Only a Spark

“The support for the initiative is overwhelming. The school board, school system, teachers, and the parents are all engaged and committed.”


Where Early Space Journeys Began

“When you walk into our planetarium, you’re walking in the footsteps of men who walked on the moon.”


Look to the Stars

The night sky has much to teach us beyond astronomy; it can lend perspective on how early humans grappled with a universe beyond their comprehension – but not necessarily their imaginations.


A Summer-ful of Science

Just because school is out doesn’t mean that kids should stop learning.