Charlotte Stars and Stories

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704.372.6261 x300

Explore the night sky from Charlotte and learn how to find constellations, learn about the changing phases of the Moon and hear ancient stories about the sky.

Takes place in the Planetarium.


At the end of the program, the student will be able to:

  • Use a star map to find a constellation.
  • Recognize differences in the features of the day and night sky and apparent movement of objects across the sky as observed from Earth.
  • Observe changes in the Moon’s appearance from day to day.
  • Recognize that changes in the length and direction of an object’s shadow indicate the apparent changing position of the sun during the day although the patterns of the stars in the sky, to include the sun, stay the same.
  • Explain the causes of day and night and phases of the Moon.

Essential Standards:

Science: 3.E.1, 4.E.1

Methods and Activities:

Planetarium, star map, storytelling

Key Vocabulary:

Star, planet, constellation, moon, moon phases

Please note: Capacity in the planetarium cannot exceed 45 people.

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704.372.6261 x300
  • Grades 3 - 4
  • Duration: 50 minutes
  • $11 per student
  • Minimum 15 students

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