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Explore the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

A local fixture since 1949, the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is where you’ll enjoy out-of-this-world fun. It’s one of the country’s oldest and largest planetariums and features a wide range of shows and exciting adult programs. Here is some of what the planetarium has to offer near our Chapel Hill apartments:

Carolina Skies

While Carolina Skies is one of the oldest shows, no two have ever been the same. True to its name, the show highlights the night sky over North Carolina. Viewers learn how to identify celestial objects and hear about the myths and legends created by ancient cultures. Watch for special editions of Carolina Skies throughout the year, especially around Valentine’s Day and Halloween.

Yoga Under the Stars

Returning soon, Yoga Under the Stars offers a workout unlike any other. In the darkened theater, you will enjoy the wonders of the night sky as you learn new poses. Stunning images appear on the overhead dome, and the moves encourage everyone to look up and enjoy the beauty. Don’t forget to bring a mat.


Presented with explosive surround sound, Astronaut takes viewers into space and beyond. Along the way, you will float around the International Space Station and learn what it takes to become an astronaut. This film runs on select dates in the GSK Fulldome Theater.


Look through telescopes to discover stars, planets, and maybe even a meteor or two. You can also enjoy a laser-guided star tour and ask the astronomers your burning questions. Skywatching is a monthly event at this Chapel Hill planetarium, and the fun runs for two hours.

For some more fun, test your sleuthing skills at a local escape room. You will have one hour to finish the game. To call our apartments in Chapel Hill home, please contact us. We’d love to show you all the amenities that Southern Village has to offer.

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