Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

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.

Opened in: 1949
System type: fixed
Category: Museum / Science Center
Dome size: 20.7 (m) | 68 (ft)
Number of seats: 229
CEO / Director: Todd Boyette
Official website:

Theatre Details

Theater name: Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
Dome Type: fixed
Dome System: Digital
Main Purpose: Education
Main Audience: Families
Opened in: 1949
Yearly average attendance: 150000
APLF profile: Visit the planetarium page

Dome Details

Dome Vendor: ADD vendor
Diameter: 20.7 (m) | 68 (ft)
Dome Shape: Spherical
Dome Alignment: not tilted
Dome Tilt:

Video Equipment Details

Most recent upgrade: 2009
Projectors Configuration: Multi Channel
N° of Projectors: 2
Projectors Brand:
Projectors Technology:
Closest Dome Resolution: 4K
Stereo 3D: None

Audio System

Audio System: 5.1 System
Tot. N° of speakers:


Orientation: Unidirectional
N° of Seats: 229
Interactive device

Programming & Features

Programming & Features: Educational, Experimental, Fulldome features, Live entertainment, Shorts, Traditional
Additional features:

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Jay Heinz Jay Heinz Digital Production Manager

Productions & Co-Productions

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Contact Details

Address: 250 East Franklin St
ZIP / Postal code: 27599
City: Chapel Hill, NC
Country: USA
Continent: North America
Latitude: 35°54'49.68"
Longitude: -79°3'2.448"
Phone: 9198435906

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