My Place in Space AM and Water Works PM

Morehead Planetarium & Science Center - Research Triangle High School

Monday, July 27, 2015 - Friday, July 31, 2015
Research Triangle High School 10 Park Drive DurhamNC  27709
Monday, July 27, 2015 - Friday, July 31, 2015
Research Triangle High School 10 Park Drive DurhamNC  27709

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What's Included

My Place in Space: Campers explore the Solar System and how we can better care for our precious Earth. Activities include making a moonscape, participating in the Gravity Games holding a sun-safety fashion show, and skywatching with binoculars and telescopes. Are you ready for an Earth adventure? Water Works: Cool off from the summer heat by splashing and sloshing in this get-wet camp! Campers learn all about water, one of life’s essential components. Ice, rivers and clouds come to life as campers dive into concepts such as the water cycle, sinking and floating. Don’t forget to pack a towel!

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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