Morehead Planetarium has rich history
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
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)
Related: Campus Connections
Share: Facebook | Twitter | Email
Recent Campus Connections News:
John Skipper Details His ESPN Exit and an Extortion PlotHorace Williams Airport may shut down. Here's a history of its impact at UNC.
Thursday March 15, 2018
Wednesday March 14, 2018A ‘symbol of the life of the University’
Tuesday March 13, 2018Legend of castle and bloody boulder has long entranced UNC students. But how true is it?
Monday March 12, 2018Anne Cates, first female UNC trustees chair: ‘After 200 years, I was it’
Monday March 12, 2018UNC study could help parents predict childhood autism at early age
Sunday March 11, 2018