What causes day and night? Watch as the sun sets and the stars come out, see the moon’s different shapes, and learn new ways to describe what we see in the sky.

Takes place in the Planetarium.


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

  • 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 patterns of observable changes in the Moon's appearance from day to day.
  • Understand the positions and motions of objects and organism observed in the environment.

Essential Standards:

Science: 1.E.1.1, 1.E.1.2

Methods and Activities:

Planetarium, storytelling, sun and moon props

Key Vocabulary:

Star, planet, constellation, moon, moon phases

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

Call to Book

704.372.6261 x300
  • Pre K - Grade 2
  • Duration: 50 Minutes
  • $11 Per Student
  • Minimum 15 Students