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ANNUAL REPORT

July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014


Dear Friends, With every year that passes, I am more amazed at the capability of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center to touch lives of North Carolinians, helping them to understand how science affects us all. Over the past year, Morehead has provided science education programs in almost every one of North Carolina’s 100 counties, through our on-site and outreach programs and through our work producing the North Carolina Science Festival. We have a tremendous responsibility, and we continually seek new ways to fulfill our mission. This year, we established STEMville as a leading community outreach initiative. This program brings family science events and other hands-on science programming to areas of North Carolina that are recognized by state and federal measures as low-wealth and low-resource counties. You’ll read more about STEMville in the pages that follow. Morehead is also very fortunate to be a part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This relationship provides us with so many different opportunities and resources that we would not have otherwise. We especially value our access to the world-class researchers, faculty and students here at UNC. They support our efforts in all kinds of ways. They share their research with the public through Carolina Science Café programs and UNC Science Expo lab tours. They help us develop curricula and content for camps, exhibits — including our new Water in Our World exhibit — and planetarium shows. This year, they even helped us produce our first #ScienceFail public event, a fun storytelling program Morehead hosted in cooperation with Scientists with Stories and The Monti. Of course, none of this happens without the support of our corporate and individual donors. We treasure each one of you and thank you for investing in the opportunities Morehead provides for the people of our state. As many of you know, only about one-quarter of our operating budget is supported by state funding. Everything else — planetarium show production, employment opportunities for university students, Science Nights for families, curriculum modules for schools and other Morehead activities — depends on you. Best wishes,

Todd R. Boyette, Ph.D Director Morehead Planetarium and Science Center MOREHEAD ADVISORY BOARD FY14

FACULTY ADVISORY BOARD FY14

JUPITER BALL COMMITTEE 2013

Mary Linda Andrews Alfred G. Childers Lisa Gillespie Richard Hibbits Florence Peacock H. Keith Poston Sandra D. Rich Davida Vinson Rivens Charles Sanders Christy Shaffer, chair Claude H. Snow Jr. William N. Starling Jr. William E. Thornton Eric Ward, vice chair James D. Weaver

Lawrence Band, chair Cheryl Mason Bolick Dana Coen Jeff Dangl Bradley Hemminger Terry Magnuson Bonita Marks Laurie McNeil Dan Reichart Michael Rubinstein Kathy Sulik Rich Superfine Russ Taylor Michael Terry Peter White

Sarah Snow, chair Joan Gillings Susan Preston Gunn Terry Mitalas Carl Johnson Mary Anne Klein Deborah Lekan Heather Payne Florence Peacock John Reynolds

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FAST FACTS

144,415

TOTAL ATTENDANCE

84,480

SCHOOL FIELD TRIP ATTENDANCE

99/100

588

NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOLS VISITING MOREHEAD

7,171

COUNTIES RECEIVING MOREHEAD PROGRAMS

STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN PLANETS PORTABLE PLANETARIUM PROGRAM

5,035

STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN DESTINY TRAVELING SCIENCE LEARNING PROGRAM

141

NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOLS RECEIVING OUTREACH VISITS FROM MOREHEAD

2,044

PARTICIPATION IN MOREHEAD SUMMER SCIENCE CAMPS

2,630

PARTICIPATION IN GSK SCIENCE IN THE SUMMER™ ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

1,050

63/100

62/100

COUNTIES WITH N.C. SCHOOLS VISITING MOREHEAD

COUNTIES RECEIVING OUTREACH VISITS

95/100 COUNTIES WITH N.C. SCIENCE FESTIVAL EVENTS

* Counties in blue received services

PARTICIPATION IN TIME WARNER CABLE MINDS ON! SCIENCE ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

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WITHIN THE BUILDING

Some of Morehead’s On-Site Programs The wide range of on-site programs that make Morehead a leader in informal science education continued throughout the last fiscal year, bringing in students and families from around the state. Morehead’s programs, including Summer Science Camps, the Morehead Afterschool Program and the Middle School Science Club, offer diverse, hands-on curricula and fun opportunities for students to exercise their natural curiosity about the world of science. Summer Science Camps help promote knowledge retention in K-8 students while school is out; in 2013–2014, Morehead offered week-long sessions on the UNC campus, in Research Triangle Park and at the Carolina Center for Educational Excellence.

AFTERSCHOOL With the start of the school year, the Morehead Afterschool Program picked up where Summer Science Camps left off, bringing K–5 students to Morehead for exploratory activities designed to foster a love of science and discovery. The Middle School Science Club especially for grades 6–8 takes these opportunities a step further by connecting participants with college science majors, STEM professionals and other university resources in order to help these middle school students explore their own scientific interests.

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Within the GlaxoSmithKline Fulldome Planetarium,

Morehead provided a full schedule of fulldome planetarium shows, many of them produced by Morehead’s own production team. Morehead’s education team offered special workshops for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts geared towards fulfilling merit badge requirements — Cub and Boy Scouts could learn to navigate the night sky, while Brownie, Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts could enjoy skywatching sessions and fall asleep under the planetarium dome during overnight programs.

WATER IN OUR WORLD On March 28, 2014, the Water In Our World exhibit opened in the Lower Exhibit Gallery. The exhibit is part of the University of North Carolina’s pancampus action and awareness initiative — it explores the ways we get and use water, along with what our water use means for the future of this vital resource. With this exhibit, Morehead enters the ambitious conversation that Water In Our World organizers hope will produce interdisciplinary research, partnerships and innovation within the Tar Heel community and beyond.

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ENGAGING WITH THE COMMUNITY (And with the occasional #ScienceFail)

Our mission at Morehead is to enrich our community with the power of science, and in addition to our many special events and on-site educational opportunities, we continue to provide spaces for the public to engage with the innovations and objects of study that affect our world. We hold informal skywatching sessions and regular Science Café presentations, shaping our presence in the community in order to foster a love of science in children, teens and adults.

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CAROLINA SCIENCE CAFE

SKYWATCHING

The Carolina Science Café, offered in partnership with the North Carolina Science Festival and with sponsoring organization Sigma Xi, continues to meet every month at Top of the Hill’s “Back Bar” on Franklin Street. Science Café presentations give adult audiences a look into the questions and challenges of current science, led by experts in each given field. Teens ages 13–18 have the Teen Science Café, which features exciting current topics and group activities.

Morehead’s monthly skywatching sessions are, as always, free and open to the public. Morehead educators guide attendees in their tour of the night sky, pointing out seasonal sights such as constellations, planets and meteors. Telescopes are provided by the planetarium and by members of the Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society (CHAOS) and the Raleigh Astronomy Club (RAC).

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CAROLINA SCIENCE CAFE PRESENTATIONS 2013–2014 SEPTEMBER 2013 Rochelle Schwartz-Bloom, The Pharmacology Behind “Breaking Bad” OCTOBER 2013 Greg Appelbaum, Video Game Playing and Visual Perception DECEMBER 2013 Zhen Gu, Smart Insulin Delivery FEBRUARY 2014 Rebecca Fry, Toxic Metals in Your Children’s Food ... Cause for Alarm? MARCH 2014 Adrian Down, Fracking in North Carolina APRIL 2014 Flavio Frohlich, Electrifying the Brain MAY 2014 Mary Jane Epps, Fungal-Insect Interactions JUNE 2014 David Weber, Ebola from a Scientist’s Perspective

#SCIENCEFAIL In January, Morehead hosted the #ScienceFail event, a night of storytelling devoted to the hidden side of scientific research. Scientists stepped up to tell the stories of their failures along the road to discovery, illustrating the value of embracing mistakes and surprises in research. The event was produced in partnership with Scientists With Stories and the Durham-based storytelling workshop The Monti. Speakers included Oliver Smithies, 2007 Nobel Laureate and Weatherspoon Eminent Distinguished Professor of Medicine at UNC, and five graduate student researchers from UNC and Duke University. Organizers described the event as an experiment in and of itself, meant to demystify scientific research and put audiences in touch with the human side of science.

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MOREHEAD SERVES THE STATE It’s a privilege to serve the entire state of North Carolina, and Morehead is committed to its statewide role. Its best-known outreach program may be the DESTINY Traveling Science Learning Program, which has delivered hands-on laboratory experiences to high schools and middle schools across the state for more than 10 years, via two buses that are specially outfitted to serve as mobile science labs. However, other Morehead outreach programs are growing in size and scope. The PLANETS Portable Planetarium Program brings planetarium shows directly to schools that are too distant from Chapel Hill to plan one-day field trips. Instead, PLANETS brings an inflatable planetarium dome — just 13 feet high, large enough to accommodate up to 24 students and fit inside a gym or multipurpose room — directly to a school, where it can serve four or five classrooms in a single day. Morehead has also developed science education programs that can serve youth in different types of community settings. GSK Science in the Summer, a partnership with GSK, brings enrichment activities to 2,000 children in nine counties. The Tides Foundation helped Morehead present similar enrichment programming to children in Caldwell County.

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STEMVILLE The newest outreach initiative at Morehead is STEMville, a community-based program that focuses on family science events for elementary school students and their parents, and innovative career-preparation opportunities for middle school students. STEMville began with “STEMville Saturday of Science” programs at public libraries, focusing on selected sites within North Carolina and serving communities that might not have similar resources available to the public. These programs featured tabletop hands-on activities that demonstrated basic science principles and encouraged children and parents to work together in creating a take-home project or a simple experiment.

upper elementary school students. Each student registered, picked up a nametag and a conference bag (filled with program, notebook, pen, resource materials and a few goodies), listened to a keynote speaker, attended workshops, took refreshment breaks, participated in small group discussions and met scientists and researchers who were chosen specifically for their abilties to be effective role models for STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) careers. These outreach programs are a vital part of Morehead’s mission to serve all North Carolinians.

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N.C. SCIENCE FESTIVAL March 28, 2014 was the start of the fourth annual North Carolina Science Festival, a twoweek statewide celebration that welcomes diverse learners into the world of science. This year’s Festival ran from March 28 to April 13. Founded in 2010 as an initiative of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, the Festival is the first statewide science festival in the U.S. Its mission is to highlight the educational, cultural and financial impact of science in North Carolina and to inspire future generations. Each year, the Festival spreads awareness and the spirit of scientific discovery through community-based programs held at libraries, parks, museums, colleges and other sites. Festival organizers selected the science of sports as this year’s unique perspective for engaging with audiences. Festival events included expos, lectures, lab and nature tours, exhibits, performances and hands-on activities. Among the 2014 highlight events was an evening with John Brenkus, host of ESPN’s “Sport Science.” Other themed events included the NC Gravity Games, a soapbox derby-style contest of speed between teams of young engineers, and events that explored the science behind surfing and in astronaut training. UNC Chapel Hill’s own Festival-affiliated UNC Science Expo, which is the University’s single largest science outreach event, was hosted by Morehead and other campus departments on April 12. In this festive atmosphere, attendees could watch live science demonstrations, explore exhibits and campus labs, and meet STEM professionals from diverse fields and personal backgrounds. The Festival also showcased our community’s sustainability efforts, as well as current research and innovations in fields ranging

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from 3-D printing to archaeology. Student and university organizations came together with local institutions and sponsors to ensure that there was something for attendees of all ages. Educational resources provided by the NC Science Festival brought Festival fun to K-12 students all over the state. Folt Science Night family programs were held at 108 elementary schools, 75 of which received free FSN event kits through the generosity of an anonymous donor. Middle school classrooms hosted STEM professionals for Invite-A-Scientist events, which gave students the opportunity to do hands-on activities and broaden their personal definitions of “what a scientist looks like.” High school classes embarked on directed research and discussion as part of the Science Spotlight initiative to bring current science into the classroom. The Carolina STEM Challenge was a special opportunity for middle and high school students to put their experimentation and design skills to the test, using kits provided by Carolina Biological Supply to build


devices that fulfilled a specific challenge. Winning teams received Carolina Biological Supply materials for their classrooms. This year, the Festival increased promotional efforts and broadened financial support for event hosts and affiliates, making it possible to hold events in ninety-five of North Carolina’s hundred counties. Total event participation numbered more than 333,000 North Carolinians, adults and children alike, at a range of public events and on-air or online programs. Though the Festival is most visible for those two weeks in April, its support for science awareness and access in North Carolina continues throughout the year. In 2013 and early 2014, the Festival was instrumental in convening regional meetings of the North Carolina Science Summit, an effort by more than 20 organizations to make North Carolina the “science state.” The Festival also works with community leaders to promote sustainability and science education. Morehead Planetarium and Science Center will produce its fifth North Carolina Science Festival in 2015 (April 10-26, 2015) and is on target to reach more than one million North Carolinians with this statewide celebration.

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FIELD TRIP SCHOLARSHIPS

Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists Each year, Morehead’s commitment to equal program access, along with the generosity of outside donors, makes it possible for children from disadvantaged communities to have their own Morehead experience. Our scholarship programs assist eligible schools with the cost of planetarium field trips or school visits from the DESTINY, DREAMS or PLANETS outreach programs. The Jupiter Ball Scholarship Program is funded by proceeds from Morehead’s annual Jupiter Ball, a black-tie fundraising event that gathers friends of the planetarium for a one-of-a-kind experience. The program covered the costs of Morehead field trips or outreach visits for 6,245 students across North Carolina during the 2013–2014 school year.

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The Nicholas Bunn Boddie Sr. and Lucy Mayo Boddie Foundation Scholarship Program made it possible for 1,123 students from public and charter schools in Bertie, Edgecombe, Halifax, Hertford, Martin, Nash, Northampton and Warren counties to visit Morehead on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus or enjoy a school visit from one of Morehead’s outreach programs.

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The William R. Kenan Jr. Scholarship Program, funded by the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust, benefited field trips for 285 students from Duplin County. The Richmond County and Roseboro Elementary School scholarship programs, each founded by individual donors, funded field trips and outreach visits for 103 students from Richmond County and 61 students from Sampson County.


MAKING IT POSSIBLE Morehead Planetarium and Science Center provides opportunities for students statewide to enjoy the wonders of science. Without the support of generous donors, these science programs would not be possible. Recognition amounts are calculated based on tax deductibility of contributions. Thank you for your continued support of the mission of Morehead.

$5,000+

Ben and Beth Steelman Robert T. Stein Austin and Stephanie Stephens Dr. William E. Thornton Eric and Gerty Ward Whitten P. Windham Jr. Thomas J. Winslow Bradley Lewis and Lori Beth Wittlin

$100–499

Brenning and James Cheatham Melanie and Woody Coley Anonymous Karen Adelman Daniel and Leigh Copeland Bayer CropScience Dan and Kelly Adler Arthur Coston Biogen Idec Foundation Juan Alvarez Tim and Tina CoyneSmith The Nicholas B. Boddie Sr. and Carl and Mary Anderson Jill and Matt Czajkowski Lucy M. Boddie Foundation Kathleen and Robert Anderson Marsha L. Davenport Burroughs Wellcome Fund Amy Arganbright Thomas F. Davis Cree Matthew and Tiana Ayotte Hal Davis Bruce E. Del Mar Larry Band and Victoria Meredith de Rham Duke Energy Foundation Kline-Band Craig Dodson $500–999 FedEx Corporation Catherine W. Barker Craig and Tami Dorry Charles Marc Abbey Joan H. Gillings Anna Bassi Noel and Shelby Dunivant Cynthia Marie Beard Google/Tides Foundation Meryem Bektas and Puneet Jolly James and Laurinda Easthom North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline William and Gloria Blythe Family Betsy and Walter Bennett Lauralea and Stephen Edwards Foundation Chrys Bullard and Jim Noonan Jonathan Berg and Lori A. Enney-Omara Novozymes Louise Henderson William E. Clark Emily Evens Florence and James Peacock Jon and Karen Bjorkman Howard Dunwody Cole Cheryl and Dennis Ewald Ann and Charles Sanders Frank Boaz Bob Corder Billy Faggart SAS Constance and Robert Bonczek Van Womack Daniel III Clare and Richard Fair Christy and Joel Shaffer Donald Boulton Arthur and Mignon DeBerry John F. Falconer Claude and Sarah Snow Carroll Ann Bowers Jack and Pat Evans Salmen T. Fayed Troan Foundation Keri and Todd Boyette Chuck Gordon and Michelle N. Fiordalisi III Sharon Stephenson UTC Aerospace Systems Lana M. Bridges Phillips Tom Fiore and Carol Tresolini Dustin and Susan Gross William R. Kenan Jr. Julia Brodsky Carrie and Ryan Fitzgerald Charitable Trust Gerald W. Jones Barbara Brooks David and Emily Frazelle Brenda W. Kirby and Margaret Brown and Jack Knight Otis Fugelso and Anne William W. Smith Melissa and Stephen Brumback $1,000–4,999 Lachiewicz Robert and Betsy Lowder Charles Bryan and Linda Ritter Anonymous Monica and Scott Fuller D.G. and Harriet Martin James and Betsy Bryan John and Sandra Atkins Erwin and Nancy Fuller Stephen E. McConnell Catherine Bryson Randall L. Corn and Kathleen Louise Gest and Alisa S. Wolberg Leslie Anne Bunce E. Michele Gipson Michael Giarla and Joseph and Mary Alyce Malachi and Jennifer Burgess Corning Ellen Michelson McCullough Dirk Rodney Butler Fox 50/WRAZ TV Lisa Gillespie Michael and Tonya Miller Talisha Cabral Frances C. Gravely Sandra L. Henson Ford and Richard Hibbits Larry and Lu Howard Joan C. Huntley Selden P. Hutchins MOREHEAD FACULTY ADVISORY BOARD Lisa L. Jones and N.C. SCIENCE FESTIVAL BOARD OF ADVISORS J. Keith Smith

Rich Superfine

Ellen Jones and Terence Wong Betty Kenan Thomas S. Kenan III Gerald and Mary Anne Klein Kay Laird Lenovo Adrian and Gina Likins Raphe Kantor and Cynthia Madden Brian and Lyell McMerty Girish and Poonam Pande Sandra and Stephen Rich Erik G. Schuchard Bill and Dana Starling

Federal funding sources increasingly require to see the impact of research on the broader community through outreach [...] When I relay to funders that 1 in 3 North Carolinians have visited Morehead at some point in their lives, and more than 300,000 participate in the NC Science Festival, it bowls them over. It impacts me getting successful grant funding.”

Davida Vinson Rivens Gretchen and Simon Smith Kevin and Jennifer Trapani Charles M. Weiss Clay and Betty Whitehead

Bruce Carney and Ruth Ann Humphry Kent Hunter Carrington Erin Casey Central NC Mineral Club

Heidi Marie and Kurt Grandis Wendy Greene and Russell Helms Diane and Joe Griffin

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Alyson Grine and Karen Stegman Dee Gunn and Susan Preston Gunn Dianne Gut Evan Gwyn Blaine Paxton Hall Su Han Leonard P. Hango Katherine and Mark Hansil Bryan and Emily Hassel Donnie Haye Zachary G. Hayes Sara Stockton Hill Jeff and Melanie Hill Thomas Hofweber and Rebecca Walker Leon Milo Hollingsworth Edward Holmes Jr. Jennifer Hunter Verla Clemens Insko Brooke Jackson Kimberly Jarema Barbara Belangia Javaras James Johnson and Coleen Quinn Will Johnson Lisa and Steven Jones Rohinikumari Joshi Jeffrey and Lucinda Kahler Myungsa Kang Emily S. Kass and Charles Weinraub Alison and Patrick Kavanaugh Fred Kiger Brian and Moyra Kileff Harriet and Kimball King Sue Klapper Kimberly and Solomon Kobes Gladys and James Kofalt Emlyn and Maryse Koster Patrick Kubis Warren Kuhfeld John E. Kuras Herbert Kyle Kevin Laliberte Tyre Lasitter David and Melanie Lawrence Matthew and Suzanne Lawton Diane B. Linfors Tammy Lloyd Rocio A. Lopez Jeff J. Lynch Kimberly and Richard Macon Rajesh Malik Michael G. Malinchock Phillip Manning Stephen Marshall and Anna Waller Joanne and Victor Marshall Betty McCain Brenda McClain Steven McCombs Marion L. McMorris Charles and Terri Meier Jenny Merritt Louise Metz

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Kenneth Moch and Ellen Stolzman James and Susan Moeser Karen Mohlke and Robert Wray Jeff and Sharon Molinari Bryant and Theresa Moore Carol Ann and David Morehead Mitchow Muleta Petronella Muresan Leslie and Ted Murphy Thomas Nicholson Robert L. Nielsen James Nonnemaker Richard Oh Mark and Pamela Oliver Karin Olsen Olga Otter Brian and Heather Payne Justin and Laura Pentz Maurice Perry Candace Lee Phillips Katina Pittman Gina Platz Jennifer Prenda Elizabeth and John Pringle Mala Puri Ashwin Ramani Peter W. Redfield and Silvia Tomaskova George and Laura Reichert Jesse Richuso Rita Robbins Francine and Ralph Roberson Brian Robinette Keith and Margaret Rollins Frances Rollins Ruth Ann and Timothy Ross Brian and Linda Sanders Sarah Saunders Ralf Schmid Todd Schwartz R. Keith Scott Marisa B. Sears

Lee and Phyllis Sockwell Steve Solik Renuka Soll Jeff Soltes Serena Sommer Patricia and Robert Spearman Maram Srinivasulu Richard and Sarah Stewart Amanda and Frederick Stipe Brian Sturm Maureen Su Douglas Taylor Claudia and Joseph Templeton Beverly and Stephen Townsend Heather Trevarrow Valerie Tsang Mike Tuszynski Doris and Mauro Valentine Carol and James Vorhaus Mark Vukovich and Joy O’Keefe Joseph and Marie Wade David and Linda Walker Bradford and Carol Walters Blaine Ward James and Sharyn Weaver Clarence Earl Whitefield Joan and Peter Witt Bonnie and James Yankaskas Ying Zhang

$1–99 Anonymous Charles Aaron Julian Abery Jennifer Adair Deborah Adler Noah Agada Shawn Ahmed Deb and Jayashree Aikat Karen and Randy Albertson Darla Allen James Allen

Betty Anderson-Strickland Hannah and Richard Andrews Christina Arcese Cenk and Nilay Argon Asheville-Buncombe Tech Community College Martin Ausdenmoore Carol and Thomas Austin Rachel L. Baer Michele Bailey Crystal Baker Irena Baker Jean Marie Baker R. Lance Baker Andrew Banks Dolores and Richard Barab Gary Baranoski Julie and Ross Barbee Todd Barbour Lynda Nygren Barbour Amanda J. Barbulescu Anna Bardone-Cone Felecia and Ted Bateman Kelly and Milisa Batten Kate Josephine Baustian Lawrence and Sharon Baxter Shawn Bayle Barbara Becker Thomas Belvin Stacy Bennett Elizabeth Benson Aimee Benson Kevin David Berman Scott and Stephanie Berrier Prasanna M. Bhende Laura Philpot Bird Deborah Bishop Alison Bitner Galen Black and Luanne Paschal Lori A. Black and Jim Green Robyn Blake Laura and Matthew Blanchard Jon and Elaine Blaustein

Jay Pande

SUMMER SCIENCE CAMPS VOLUNTEER

I like volunteering at Morehead a lot because I get to help kids solve problems and learn new things. And also I get to play with Legos, so that’s fun.”

William A. Shore Kristin Silver Stephanie Simon Karen Singh Celeste and Charles Sloop Yvonne Snead

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Curtis and Teryn Allen Daniel and Linda Althouse Craig Aman Hongyu An Catherine Anderson Deverick and Ann Anderson Howie and Susan Anderson

William Bloemeke Jason Bloodworth Katherine Blume Amanda Kay Bock Christina Bohanek Jeffrey and Robin Bolte


Chris Bonsted Wayne Bosman and Linda Cooper Thomas Scott Bowen James Bowers Kristin Bowman Megan Brachtl Ellen Bradley and Brian Ivey Craig and Melissa Breaden Krista Bremer Emily Marie Brewer Marty Bridges Brad and Cheryl Briner Benjamin and Inger Brodey Tiffany Brors Barbara and Daniel Brown Andrea Brown Adam Brown Lori and Mathew Brozowski Thomas W. Bruce Albrecht Hans Bruckner Walter Bryan Chad Bryant Andrew and Lynn Brynes Jane and Julian Bryttan James and Madeline Burgess Christine Parton Burkett John Michael Butler Lisa Campbell Jonathan Cancro Joan Canganelli James Cappola David and June Carbonneau Kelley Cardone Jackson Carrington Don Cart Marc Caruana and Kristin Caruana-Scott Deirdre Catlelt Sarah Cavanaugh Veena Chakravarti SooAh Chang E. Robert Chapman II Sara Kay Chapman Liz Charles Donna and Stephen Cheek Courtney Buck Chen Xiaoming Cheng Aidong Cheng William Cherry N. Warren Cheves Alexander S. Chu Dario Ciccarone and Celia Clave Carmen Cintron Anne and Thomas Clark David and Karen Clark Nancy Claxton Bobby and Kristi Clayton Ann Beasley Clegg Natalie and Stephen Coble Jill Collins Elissa Collins-Yoder Andy Coltrane Amy Combs Jonathan and Kristen Commons Tania C. Connaughton-Espino Ann Conner and Rex Fountain Jr.

Mary Linda Andrews

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS, GSK

We strongly believe that Morehead’s programs have great merit, that they consistently provide cutting-edge science education to children and adults…when people come to Morehead they’re fascinated by what they see. It gives students especially a great hunger to learn more.”

Linda Convissor Kelly Shawn Corbet Sherry Corbett Ester Cova Tina Craft Allison and Greg Crawford Emily Waters Cromer Timothy Crone Joanne and Michael Crooks Amanda Marie Crooks James and Kristy Crooks Thomas Crosby Catharine Cummer E. Elaine Curtis Theresa Louise Curtis Rowell Daniels and Elizabeth Edwards Andrew Davis Deborah Davis Christopher Scott Davis and Maihan Bui Vu Michael Dawes Christine and David Dayton Bronwyn and John deFigueiredo Jane R. Dehart Kara den Boef Richard Edward Denby Ashley and Philip DeSena Mohanish and Sumita Deshmukh Simona Despa Michael A. DeSpirito Theodora Devereaux Tiffany and William Devereux Abigail Greiner Devries Mei Dey Sujeeth Dharanikota Mella Diaz Denise Marie Dickinson Timothy Paul Dienes Hui Ding Greg Dixon Jack and Pamela Dixon Brian Dixon Michael Doolen Rebecca Dotterer Amy and Gary Drumheller William Duncan Samuel Wayne Dunn Jamey Durgin Valinda Gayle Dyer Jennifer Edmonds

Mervi Eeva Melissa Ehinger Karen Ehret Melissa Eimer Kristi Ellard Charlie and Jennifer Ellenor Josephine and Lynn Elwell Lisa Emmons Valo Endara Alana M. Settle Ennis Charleen Naomi Enns Jean Enochs Maria Esposito Rodrigo Estanol Shelly Lynn Eubanks Jessica Evans Samuel Thomas Ewing Ashish Fadnavis Tracy Falba Xiaoshan Fang Franklin Roland Farmer Aimee Ferrandino Hildegard Ferrante Sharon Rodberg Fiedler Lise Woods Fink Rebecca and Tekola Fisseha Kori B. Flower Karolyn Forbes and Adam Zolotor Patrick Ford Christina and Hubert Ford Milam Fowler Len Alan Fox Cindy Beth Fox Jennifer Elizabeth Fox Robin Franklin and Annette Maynard Charlotte Winstead Frech Debra Freeman Kristen Frey Henry Fu Kim Fuqua Rajesh Gaikwad Sonya Games Deepika Gandhi Hua Gao Leah Garland William Lawrence Gay Deborah and Edward Gaydosik Patrick Gaynor and Jiang Geng George Alfred George

David George and Rebecca L. Watkins Lori and Timothy Gershon Terrance Gibbons Sue and Terry Giles Fiona Gillespie John and Kelly Gilmore Sandra Goller Arthur Goodwin Doreen Hill Graham Oliver Chaffin Greenwood Jr. Crash Gregg Elizabeth Bragg Grey Steven and Tammy Griffin Alison Michelle Grindstaff Tara Lynne Groth Sonia Gurwara Pamela and William Hackleman Ranya Hahn Chris Hale Jane E. Hallberg Ellen Hammon Jieun Han Mary Hanchey Richard Hardy Lonnie Harp Stephanie Harris Christina L. Harris Hans Nord and Joyce Harris-Nord April and Derek Harrison Andy Hart and Judith Panitch Sarah Cannon Harwell Kirk Allen Hathaway Brenda Hauf John and Susan Hausmann Alisa Haymore Jonathan and Melissa Heil Andrew Heiss Amy and Nate Hellmers Frank and Victoria Herlant Bill Herrett David Hester Ronald J. Hickes Joanie Hickey Joe Himburg Jacqueline Hines Jamison and Susan Hinkle Melissa Hlavac Rodney Hodson Markus Hoerler

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Gena Renfrow

N.C. ADMINISTRATOR, BIOGEN IDEC FOUNDATION

We want kids across North Carolina to know that science is fun and that they can make a difference in the world through science. That’s why we at the Biogen Idec Foundation are so excited to be the presenting sponsor of Morehead’s NC Science Festival for the next three years. The festival is the most visible science event in North Carolina. It is an outstanding example of both science outreach by Morehead and grassroots support for science from event hosts across the state.”

Kelly Lee Hogan Lisa and Peter Hogenkamp Mary and William Holmes Geoffrey Robert Holt Andrea and Travis Honeycutt Joseph Hopfinger Joseph Horrigan Jennifer Albert Howard Kelly Howard Candice Howarth Kevin and Kristen Howell Hong Xin Huan Rob Hubal Delia and Roger Hudson Annia Huff Bruce and Lisa Huggins Jim and Susan Hughes Errin and Stephen Humbert Barbara Hummel-Rossi and Michael Rossi Linda and Martin Hunicutt Karen Hunt Pat Ryan Hunt S. Brinson Hunter III Dale Hutchinson Beth Harris Isenhour Igor Ivanisevic Krishnan Sivaramakrishna Iyer Suresh Iyer Walter A. Jackson Jeanne Alston Jacobson Nina Jain Geetiko Jain and Saurabh Kumar Ernest and Jennifer James David and Victoria Jamieson-Drake Laura and Richard Jefferson Gayle and William Jenkins Ravi Jhaveri Shiau-Ling Jian Victor J. Jimenez Thomas Jochum Renu Elizabeth John Cynthia Carter Johnson Sarah Meadows Johnson John and Kim Johnson Michael Lee Jones Mary Elizabeth Jones

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Shannon Jones Lynda Jones Yong Hee Jun and Yunkyung Lee Rachel Lou Justice Anne Justice Arnold and Barbara Kaluzny Edward and Linda Karolak Santosh B. Karthedath Becky Keith Michael Kelley Leslie and Michael Kelley Howard and Pat Kellogg Jessica Kelly Bryan Kennedy Stacy Elaine Kennedy Mark Ketheeswaran Brian and Teresa Kilgallen Ethan and Yoonmi Suh Kim Laura Pesci Kincer Jacqueline R. Kiser Alexa Kleysteuber and Jeremy Wildfire Amanda Klier Lawrence Klima Thomas Kline Gretel Kloempken Rachel Koehler Sadharga Koesbandana Barbara Kowalcyk Candice Kramer Michael Kraskin Joan Krause and Richard Saver Jan Krause Hilary Eliza Kritz David Kruse Julia Kruse and Georg Vanberg Nimmi Kumar Neeraj and Srilakihmi Kuppam Wendy K. Lam Adam Lee Laman Heather and Mark Lanasa Alison Paige Lane Natalie F. Lanier Paula Lanning Dennis and Paula LaPoint Richard P. Larrick Maya Lassiter

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Tina Lawrence Anh Le and Giang Thi Huong Nguyen Natalia Lebedeva Christina Litten Lebonville Nicholas Anthony Ledyard Sangmin Lee Seeung Jae Lee Katherine Leith Frederick and Ofri Leitner Shannon Caldwell Leslie Lisa Levenstein Frank Levesque Lydia Gutierrez Lewis Burt and Susan Lewis David Huai-Jae Li Wenhao Li and Yan Zheng Yue Li Peter Benton Liao Saphry and Victor Liauw Jason Lieb and Mary Sym Sarah Lim Courtney Limerick Susan Beth Linn Benjamin C. Little Andrew and Jennifer Little Alejandra Livas-Dlott Debra Liverman Jennifer Lombardo Rose and Walker Long Rebecca Longley Christopher and Laura Longo Amy Devaux Lovelace Clark Evans Lovelace James Lucas Elizabeth and Mitchell Luck Jennifer Ludlow Kimberly Ludwig Peter Lutz Jenny and Peter Mabie Jennifer Burkett Magee Philip Roger Magnuson Berthe Mairounga William Major David and Melissa Maloney Rachel Mandell Jean Boswell Mankowski

Brittany Jo Mann Carl and Irina Manuse Susan Marks Heather Marlette Thomas Marriott and Alice Yeaman Kristie Mather and Ryan Trump Maureen Maurer and Hamidou Sissoko Denise Daniel Maynard David and Deborah McCarthy Matthew McClelland Jessica McClintock Ned and Sandy McClurg Chie Morita McCoin Margaret Mundy McCoy Stephanie Grice McGarrah Tim McGeary Tammie McGill Molly Jo McGlohon Lana McGlynn Amy and Shawn McGrady Margaret A. McGurk Mary Alice McGurk James and Nellie McKee Joy McKeon Claire McKiernan Timothy P. McMackin Kelly Mehrer Carson and Edward Meinen Howard Mendlovitz Valerie Merritt Valerie Merriweather Erik and Kari Meyer Jing Mi Cynthia Mial Robyn Leigh Miller Richard Minor and Linda Minor-Trees Eva Mogensen Andre and Julie Mol Gerald Moore Andrew Moran Terri Moreau Rick Morgan Donald Morris Ingrid and Rob Morris Heather Mortensen Cindy Morton-Rose Layna Mosley Kathleen M. Muga Brendon Murphy Linda Murrow Robert Muzzi Atu Mwangama Michael Nabedrik Punita Nagpal and Jason Reed Mitu Nandi Michael George Neece Erik and Shawna Neill Claire and Michael Nelson Wolfgang Nett Daniel T. Nguyen Mengjue Ni Daniel and Nicki Nicely Catherine Haywood Nichols Sara Nicholson


Mark Vukovich and Joy O’Keefe MOREHEAD DONORS

Science brings knowledge and beauty to this world. We’re going to need scientists to solve the long list of problems headed our way. [Morehead] is a leader for science education in NC, my home.”

Xiaoyan Nie Kim Elizabeth Nilsen Tamara Anne Nimkoff Melody Nobles Gene Norris Ted and Wanda Oakley Susan O’Brien Elizabeth and Thomas O’Connell John James Ormond Paul Douglas Ossman Lindsay Osterhoudt James Ostrander Jennifer Siler Otter Jenny McEnery Owens Jody Henson Padua Mary Pahner Matt Pajak Jennifer Palmer Mary-Rose Papandrea Mica Parekh Ted J. Parenti Elizabeth Parins Margaret and Michael Park John Yancey Parker Deborah and Raymond Parker Nadia Pasha Sadananda Patel Bhargavi Patel Cedric and Sue Pearce Matthew Pearsall Thomas Pearson Loren Pease Steven Mark Peck Marc Pendergast Kevin and Kristin Penn John A. Perschy Katherine Piszczak Peters Natalie Bowen Peterson Kathy Peticolas Jeffrey Petrella and Kristin Trangsrud Cody Clinton Phen Celeste Phillips Claire Phillips Denise Pichirallo James and Judy Pick Zach Pingenot Kathleen Pitsicalis Anand Pitti Clark Pollard Celia Ponder Warren Porter

John Powelson Skyler John Powers Vanda Prajugo John Prillaman John Qian Eric Rakoske Leopaldo Ramos James M. Randall Ana Grohovac Rappold Saira Rasheed Jay Raval and Marian Rollins Natasha Ray Jesse Andrew Raynor Sreenadha Reddy- Bommu Meghann Reder Carla Reed Pamela Jean Reitnauer Howard Resnick Luis Daniel Reveles Tony Rice Daniel Rice Cathryn Rich John Adams Richardson Frank Rinaldo Mary Jane Rivers Jack Daryl Roach Russell Darrell Roberson Jr. Rebecca S. Roberts Graeme Robertson Anne Robertson Donita Lynn Robinson Susan Rodger Charles and Kim Rooks Katie and Shane Rosanbalm Wendy Schreiber Rose Jinky Ang and Richard Rosselli Amy Rossi

Heidi Roth Elizabeth Ruben Peter Rubinas Erin Amber Rupinta-Ferro Susan Ryan Mary Lynn Ryerson Leonard Carl Sacks Leanne Sanchez Monica Sanchez Doreen Sanfelici Naoya Sasaki Viji Sathy Karin Savage Carol Schirmer Brad and Kelly Schomber Leah Schroeder Jodi and Timothy Schur David Scoglio John C. Scott Dan and Marisa Sears Joanna Selim Adrianne Sever Howard Sexton Nick Sgoupis Shamsul Shaikh Matthew Benjamin Shaw Nathan Sheagley Rita and Todd Sheehan Rachel Sheeran Hwayoun Shin Hannah Shumaker Carl and Eve Shy Adrianna Edge Sidelinger Amy Simonson Harmohindar Singh Caroline L. Skelton Halcyon G. Skinner

Retha Godwin Smith Brian Smith Johnanna Smith William Franklin Snell Rosalyn G. Snyder Tracy Soderherg Lingyun Song Cynthia Marie Sortisio Kristina H. Sparrow Raghavan Srinivasan Saowanee Srirattanapong Jennifer Stafford John and Tonya Stafford Mary and Michael Stanley Donna Stefanick Adam and Marieke Steiner Jerry and Wendy Steiner Parker Stevens Sarah Carter Stevens Daniel and Laura Stolt Robert Stoothoff Sandra Stowe Anna and Benjamin Straight Eric Strand Ulrich Strom Michael and Nancy Strong Kylie and Stephen Strother Josh and Kim Stroud Til Stuermer Ursula Emily Stumpf Xuezheng Sun Xiaoming Sun and Xiaoming Zhou Komal Sundaram Brian and Sonya Sutton Claudia and James Svara Andrea Lynn Swan Julie Swanson Elizabeth Mitchell Swanson Jude Tallman Samar Tanas Debra Taxman Anne S. Taylor Stephanie Taylor Arlinda Taylor Lara Brynn Taylor Nick and Sally Taylor Charles Crawford Taylor David and Keena Teague Allison Ter Horst Courtney Lynne Tesh

Austin Stephens MOREHEAD DONOR

Morehead is the University’s front door for younger children…it has the ability to expose children to science and math at an early age.”

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Richard Frederic Thiele Suzanna Thomas Mark and Ruthann Thomas Bronwyn and Ryan Thornburg Michael D. Thornbury Baron Thornton Scott Thrasher Laura Tobal Anne Tomalin Vinay S. Toomu Denise L. Travis Eric and Rebecca Travis James Frederick Tria Samir Trivedi Dana Truong Misako Tsuboi Florin Tudorica Pamela Tulledge Mr. Turkson Cheryl Uhrig Zenobia Uribe Brian Vandivier Sangeeta Chugha Varanasi Christine Veres Douglas McGuire Vick Cheryl Vogt Henrietta Campbell Wade Catherine Wagler Cindy Walker

Johnny Wallace Mary Louise Waller Hunter and Katherine Walton Donghui Wang and Ying Zhang Yiwen Wang Xiaodong Wang Meng Wang Jeffrey Dale Ward Amelia Wall Warner Susan Washington Shirley Watford Dorothy and Hall Webb Jennifer Weinberg-Wolf Ronald and Sara Wenda Joseph B. West J. Keith Weston Rachel Elizabeth Whinna Eliot White Corey White Catherine and Scott Whitt David and Theresa Wiggins Carrie Wilkerson Diana Wagner Williams John and Linda Williams David C. Williams Jr. Jessica Sarah Williams Audriana K. Willis Chuck Wilson David Thomas Windell

Anne and Larry Wise Tim Wojoski Mary Ann Wolf Jenna Leigh Wood David Wetherill Wood III Melissa Wood-Saltzman Della Woollen Lisa Miller Wruck Yan Wu Lois Wyrick Mi Kyung Yang Lixin Yao Diana Yarashevich Xufang Ye Wei Ye Jason Yoder Soojin Yoon Hong Yuan Todd Zakrajsek Heidi Zangara Rodolfo Zentella Zach Zimet Joe Zinger

Grant Support Burroughs Wellcome Fund Communities in Schools of Orange County N.C. Space Grant National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences National Marine Sanctuaries Foundation National Science Foundation NIH Office of the Director

Legacy Club Donors who have documented planned gifts benefitting Morehead. Van Womack Daniel III Arthur DeBerry Rosalyn and Robert Evans Leon and Barbara Kendrick Gretchen Smith Bill and Dana Starling If you have included Morehead in your estate planning and would like to be recognized, please email Morehead Director of Advancement Jeff Hill at jeff.hill@unc.edu.

WAYS TO GIVE There are multiple ways to support Morehead philanthropically. Regardless of the method you choose, your gift is important because it allows Morehead to serve more people with stronger programming.

ANNUAL FUND Your unrestricted gift to the annual fund allows the Morehead team to invest strategically in areas of vital importance to the organization and its mission. You may make a one-time gift online at any time or you may set up a monthly bank draft. We can also accept stock, property, retirement assets, life insurance and other types of non-cash gifts. To arrange a monthly bank draft or to make a non-cash gift, please contact our donor relations manager at 919-843-3475.

MEMBERSHIP For more than 60 years, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center has supported science education in North Carolina. Now, you can support Morehead and get special benefits for yourself, including free admission to hundreds of science centers and museums nationwide through the ASTC Passport Program. When you invest in membership, you are investing in Morehead’s future.

MATCHING GIFTS You may be able to increase your impact on Morehead through your employer’s matching gift programming. Many employers will match all or a portion of your contribution. Some companies will even match gifts by retirees and/or spouses.

ZEISS COLLECTIBLES Through this one-of-a-kind gift program, you can support Morehead’s efforts to create new fulldome planetarium programming. With a gift of $1,500 or more, you can receive your very own Morehead treasure, a lens from Morehead’s Zeiss VI mounted in a beautiful commemorative display. Learn more about the Zeiss Collectibles program by contacting Morehead’s donor relations manager at 919-843-3475.

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2013–2014 ANNUAL REPORT • MOREHEAD PLANETARIUM AND SCIENCE CENTER


11.7%

MOREHEAD FINANCIALS 2013-2014

0.7%

GRANTS CARRYFORWARD $619,897

17.7%

OTHER $36,319

STATE APPROPRIATIONS $938,295

7.3%

The term “carryforward” refers to funds that are awarded one year to support a program’s expenses over several years. For example, Morehead may receive a grant to produce a new fulldome planetarium show, a project that usually spans two or three years. Those funds budgeted beyond the first year are “carryforward” funds.

1.2%

GRANTS $384,872

OVERHEAD $63,783

REVENUE

$5,307,660

11.4%

Funds to operate Morehead Planetarium and Science Center programs (including the North Carolina Science Festival) come from multiple sources.

OPERATING CARRYFORWARD $604,063

28.5% RECEIPTS $1,511,397

21.6% GIFTS $1,149,033

0.8% SPECIAL PROJECTS $33,235 2.3% DEBT REPAYMENT $100,000 2.9% GIFT SHOP $126,674 3.4 GUEST SERVICES/PROMOTIONS/EVENTS $148,048 1% DONOR AND MEMBER SERVICES $43,344

20.2%

7.6%

OUTREACH $880,183

FULLDOME PRODUCTION $332,105

3.4%

EXPENDITURES

PLANETARIUM $149,359

$4,364,643

11.7%

The difference between revenues and expenditures reflects “carryforward” funds that will continue to support programs in a following budget year.

EXTERNAL RELATIONS $509,930

12.1%

NC SCIENCE FESTIVAL $529,987

3.3%

16.1% EDUCATION $703,699

15.2%

ADMINSTRATION/IT $665,042

BUILDING AND MAINTENANCE $143,037 2013–2014 ANNUAL REPORT • MOREHEAD PLANETARIUM AND SCIENCE CENTER

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Morehead Planetarium and Science Center Annual Report — 2013-2014  

This report includes statistics, accomplishments and a donor list for the fiscal year.

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