Moon, Mars, & Beyond AM and LEGO® Lab Challenge PM

Morehead Planetarium & Science Center - Research Triangle High School

Monday, July 6, 2015 - Friday, July 10, 2015
Research Triangle High School 10 Park Drive DurhamNC  27709
Monday, July 6, 2015 - Friday, July 10, 2015
Research Triangle High School 10 Park Drive DurhamNC  27709

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What's Included

Moon, Mars, and Beyond: The countdown for your journey to the Moon and Mars is on. Design a lunar base. Engineer a spacecraft to land on Mars. Simulate piloting a rocket to Earth's two nearest neighbors. Feel the excitement of solving the scientific, engineering and biological challenges of journeying to distant worlds. LEGO® Lab Challenge: Bring your skills from LEGO® Lab to solve greater challenges! Using advanced LEGO® bricks, design and build machines, robots and other creations to solve special engineering and design challenges. Test, evaluate and adapt your designs just like real designers, scientists and engineers. Are you ready for the challenge?

About This Organizer

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, with one of the largest planetariums in the United States, is located on the north end of the campus of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Morehead's building and grounds, complete with a 68-foot-tall fulldome planetarium, exhibits and classrooms, 24-inch Cassegrain reflecting telescope and observation decks, UNC Visitors Center, portrait gallery, rose gardens and massive sundial were built for students of all ages with all interests.

Many of the planetarium's shows are original productions, written and designed by Morehead's production team.

Non-credit classes for adults and children, special courses for teachers, summer camps for children, memberships for students, individuals, families and corporations, public viewings of astronomical events and public lectures keep the community involved in the center's activities.

The Morehead Planetarium and Science Center Building was a gift of John Motley Morehead III (1870-1965), class of 1891, whose mission of educating the community lives on. Since 1949, the planetarium has been a giant classroom for students, teachers, school groups, senior citizens, youth groups and the general public. As the United States space program began, the Morehead provided training for U.S. astronauts from the Mercury program to the Apollo-Soyuz program.

- See more at: http://moreheadplanetarium.org/about-morehead#sthash.7G1LMNNS.dpuf

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Research Triangle High School 10 Park Drive DurhamNC  27709
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