Director, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
A lifelong educator, Todd Boyette is just the fifth director in the Morehead Planetarium’s history. During his time at Morehead, Boyette has expanded outreach programming, spearheaded the transition from analog to digital fulldome planetarium technology and launched the North Carolina Science Festival. He also serves as president of the Association of Science Museum Directors and is a member of the UNC School of Education’s clinical faculty. Prior to becoming Morehead director in 2006, he was president of the North Carolina Grassroots Science Museums Collaborative, president and CEO of The Health Adventure in Asheville and director of Wilson’s Imagination Station. Boyette holds a doctoral degree in science education from NC State University. He also holds a master’s degree in science education and bachelor’s degrees in science education and in chemistry. He is a former high school chemistry teacher.