Love is in the air at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. Starting on Feb. 8 and running through Feb. 14, the regular Carolina Skies show will feature a special Valentine’s Day twist.
Carolina Skies features an overhead projection of the stars led by an astronomy educator who highlights the stars, planets and constellations above the audience in North Carolina. Beginning Friday, this informative experience adds romantic astronomical lore to one of the longest running planetarium shows.
The Valentine’s Day Edition incorporates a storytelling framework to its regular show, said astronomy educator Amy Sayle.
The Valentine’s Day Edition of Carolina Skies is designed for adults and older teens. The show is not designed for younger children. Patrons can attend these illuminating performances on Friday, Feb. 8 at 8:30 p.m., Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., and Thursday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
“I’ve picked out different love stories from around the world that feature patterns and constellations that you can see in the night sky,” Sayle said.
Audience members will hear compelling stories while learning about the astronomical concepts surrounding them.