Using the Starlab Portable Planetarium System we bring the universe to you. A field trip without leaving the site. The students are able to view the nighttime sky on the particular day of the visit. They will observe the stars, planets, the moon and other celestial objects as they appear in the evening sky.
A PLANETARIUM ExP£RIENCE
Recently we had the pleasure to have What's Out There ... a Planetarium Experience visit our school. It was an awesome and interesting assembly. We learned about stars and the solar system.
When you first walk in the gym, you see a huge gray bubble. The bubble is actually a Portable Planetarium. The planetarium lets everyone see what is in the night sky. You can crawl inside. On the outside it looks small, but on the inside it's big.
Once you are in the planetarium, it's really dark. Then they turn on a light that has different things from the night sky. It shows all the stars, planets, the moon and other objects in space.
One thing that we learned was that the Milky Way has 200-400 billion stars. We also learned that the speed of light is 186,000 miles per hour. Some other things we learned are the colors of stars which are blue, white, yellow, orange, and red.
Some constellations are seasonal, others are circumpolar (the constellations appear all year.) The constellation of the Big Dipper can help you find the North Star. The North Star never "moves", it doesn't move, but it appears to because the Earth moves. A shooting star is really a piece of space rock in space burning up. There are other groups of constellations, not just the Greek constellations.
Pluto doesn't follow the ellipse (the course that all the other planets follow); therefore Pluto is considered a dwarf planet. Uranus and Saturn both have rings made of ice and meteors. Mars has two moons, Jupiter has over Sixty moons.
This is all about What's Out There ... a Planetarium Experience. It was an interesting and awesome
Article in The Daily Durban - Spring Edition
Durban Avenue School
We visited the school on February 12, 2015
What's Out There...
The Starlab Portable Planetarium System makes it possible for students to observe the evening sky from their own location. We make it possible for all students to become amateur astronomers. With interactive presentations right in your own building, the children are the assistants to the presenter. They will help locate major stars, planets that are visible and the moon. The goal of our program is to engage all students in learning, to have them develop an appreciation of astronomy and a genuine curiosity about the world around them.
We had a great experience with What's Out There...A Planetarium Experience when they came to visit our school. We were able to see different lessons for Grades K-4 at Merriam Avenue School. The adjustments made by Matt were extremely beneficial for all of our students to enjoy their experience inside the Planetarium. We highly recommend What's Out There...A Planetarium Experience to any school looking for a great presentation.
Scott, Steve & Meg- Physical Education Teachers at Merriam Avenue School, Newton NJ.
It was a pleasure having you at our school. I learned so much even from the KDG group. I would like you to know that your bubbling enthusiasm is an award winning presence and flows into those who came for a show and walked out with so much more!!!! As I told you in person, you are a real "bargain" in this day and age when many of us (schools that) are not funded by town taxes. I really have to say, we got so much out of your visit with us. All of the documents, worksheets, PowerPoints have been an added bonus.
Saint Helena School
Above is a note from Barbara Siswo, 4th Grade Teacher
Mawbey Street School, Woodbridge Township, NJ