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Learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star and other features of the night with some of our friends from Sesame Street. Then put your knowledge to the test by finding these features in our own night sky! Conclude your time in the Planetarium by listening to a few stories and myths associated with the constellations.

Takes place in the Planetarium.


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

  • Recognize constellations
  • Observe patterns of 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.
  • Understand that the Moon can be in the daytime or nighttime sky.

Essential Standards:

Science: 1.E.1

Methods and Activities:

Planetarium, star map, storytelling

Key Vocabulary:

Star, planet, constellation, moon, crater

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

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  • Pre K - Grade K
  • Duration: 50 Minutes
  • Minimum 15 Students