Each two-part program includes both an "out-of-dome" presentation dealing with a specific topic, as well as a planetarium presentation on the current night sky. If you need help choosing, please contact us any time.


GRADES PRE K-4

The Sky Today and Tonight (Pre K - Grade 2)

A wonderful introduction to the night sky, this program explores the reason for day and night, the constellations, and a seasonal star legend. This program also highlights the importance of the Sun.

I Want To Be An Astronaut (Pre K - Grade 4)

A wonderful introduction to the night sky, this program explores the reason for day and night, the constellations, and a seasonal star legend. This program also highlights the importance of the Sun.

The Sun's Family (Grades 1-2)

This program provides young children with an introduction to the planets, their relationship to the Sun, planetary moons, and how to find and identify planets in the night sky.

Sun, Earth, and Moon (Grades 1-4)

Students will learn about similarities between the Earth, Sun, the Moon as a planet, stars, and celestial satellites in this fascinating program, as well as the movements of the Moon around the Earth and the Earth's movements around the Sun.

GRADES  2-6

Earth's Celestial Partner, the Moon (Grades 2-6)

Lunar myths and lore have been told throughout the ages. In modern times, the Moon has been and object of scientific exploration. This program explores our Moon from both perspectives.

Dinosaurs, Asteroids, and Comets (Grades 2-6)

This program examines the minor bodies in our Solar System - Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors - and their role in causing mass extinctions throughout Earth's history. 

Under African Skies (Grades 3-5)

This two-part program first explores the constellations of various African tribes. Next, it tells a story of the migrations of US slaves northward before and during the Civil War, using the Big Dipper (the "Drinking Gourd") as their guide. 

GRADES 4-12

Star Legends of the Ancients (Grades 4-8)

Through the eyes of the ancients, the night sky was alive with meaning. Demons, heroes, gods, and goddesses unfold a heavenly drama, in which the lessons of life were enacted in the stars above. Ancient Greek star myths, appropriate to the current season, will be explored in this entertaining and informative program.

Star Births, Star Deaths, and Black Holes (Grades 5-8)

The lifecycle of the stars - from their birth within interstellar gas clouds, to their ultimate death - is one of Astronomy's most intriguing topics. Nebulae, Supernovae, Black Holes, Pulsars, and the lifecycle of the Sun will be explored.

The Reason for the Seasons (Grades 4-12)

This program explores, in detail, the reason for Earth's changing seasons. The movement of the Earth around the Sun, axial tilt, global climates, the lengths of day and night, and the Sun's changing altitude throughout the year are among the topics covered. 

Earth Science Regents / Non-Regents Review (Grades 8-12)

An in-depth review of astronomical concepts covered in Earth Science curricula. Topics include seasonal changes, Earth motions, lunar phasing, circumpolar constellations, seasonal constellations, the changing altitude of the seasonal Sun, and more.