|Family Science Day at Morehead Planetarium focuses on ‘steampunk’ culture April 17|
|Monday, April 12, 2010|
Art and science merge Saturday (April 17) when Morehead Planetarium and Science Center hosts the Morehead Exposition of Technology and Imagination at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The event is part of Morehead’s popular Family Science Day series.
Informally called “steampunk day,” the free event offers activities and musical performances that highlight the trendy steampunk cultural scene, fusing 19th-century style with modern technology. The exposition begins at 11 a.m. and continues through 3 p.m., featuring activities for all ages.
Other activities include steampunk crafts, races between steam-powered boats, a special Storytime Science for children, the creation of an illustrated periodic table, “time travel” in Morehead’s portable planetarium and short films that illustrate ways to blend art and science.
No registration is required, and all Family Science Day activities are free. (Regular ticket prices apply to planetarium shows during the day.)
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is located at 250 E. Franklin St. in downtown Chapel Hill on the UNC campus. For more information about the event, call (919) 962-1236 or visit the planetarium’s Web site at www.moreheadplanetarium.org.