Local Lore: Morehead Planetarium

Morehead Planetarium opened in 1949, as the first planetarium in the South and the sixth built in the United States. A modern marvel and piece of sophisticated technology when it was built, the Morehead Planetarium was used for more than just star-gazing and educational field trips. In the ’50s, the planetarium served as a training center for celestial navigation. (

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