Tony Jenzano, Astronaut Trainer: The Man Who Made the Stars Shine
A children’s picture storybook about astronauts training at Morehead Planetarium and why it matters. (Release: Summer 2020)

North Carolina Skies: Astronauts in Chapel Hill
A nonfiction historical account of the 1960 – 1975 astronaut training at Morehead Planetarium in Chapel Hill, NC.

My Heavens
Discover love, death, secrecy, and triumph at North Carolina’s planetarium. Live the history of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center through the words of those who have kept the stars shining in North Carolina since 1949.

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I Write… Children’s Books?

One of the most surprising events this year has been my unexpected excitement about writing a children’s book called When Astronauts Came to Town. This desire overwhelmed my creative energy already committed to creating books for adults about this same Morehead Planetarium history. It’s my kids who made it inevitable. Helping them grow up means a constant … Continue reading I Write… Children’s Books?

Continued Celebration of North Carolina-NASA Connections

Cameron Clinard at ABC-11 interviewed me recently and produced this beautiful piece about former Morehead Director Tony Jenzano and the astronaut training he oversaw in Chapel Hill many years ago. Included is a nice reminder of our recent visit by Apollo 16 Moonwalker Charlie Duke and our March 13 visit by astronaut Dr. Mae … Continue reading Continued Celebration of North Carolina-NASA Connections

Charlie Duke’s Return to Chapel Hill

  (Photos Courtesy of UNC Wilson Library’s Durham Herald-Sun Photographic Collection) From 1968 to 1972, humans repeatedly went to the Moon, venturing there nine times and landing on it successfully six times.  In practical terms, it means that 2018 to 2022 is a period of celebration and reflection for all of us as we look … Continue reading Charlie Duke’s Return to Chapel Hill

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