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June 19, 2003 -- No. 338

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center to host media preview of new planetarium star show, ‘Life in the Universe’

Monday (June 23), noon
Star Theater, Morehead Building
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is inviting media representatives to an advance screening of its new planetarium star show, "Life in the Universe."

Using the latest scientific knowledge, "Life in the Universe" explores the necessary components for life and where it might exist beyond earth. UNC men’s basketball coach Roy Williams delivers the show’s introduction. Actress Sharon Lawrence, a UNC-Chapel Hill alumna, provides the narration to a script written by Neil Caudle, the university’s associate vice chancellor for research.

Caudle and Morehead Center director Dr. Holden Thorp will be available for interviews following the screening.

Lunch will be served. Parking is available in the Morehead lot. Media representatives attending the preview should mention "Life in the Universe" to the attendant.

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Morehead Planetarium and Science Center contact: Jeff Hill, (919) 843-7995 or jeff_hill@unc.edu