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Morehead Planetarium has rich history

John Motley Morehead III, class of 1891, gave UNC the money to build the iconic bell tower in 1931 but still wanted to continue giving back to the school. Morehead consulted with Harvard scholars, such as Harlow Shapley­, who told him that North Carolina was in need of a cosmic awakening. And thus, in 1949, Morehead Planetarium was built as a gift to the University. (Daily Tar Heel)


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