– This event has been postponed. Please visit the Arboretum’s website for more information –
Join guest instructor Trevor Chandler inside his planetarium for this amazing program (families welcome and encouraged).
There are currently eight planets in our solar system. Orbiting many of these planets are a wide variety of moons, each with its own unique story to tell. This program will explore some of the differences between planets and moons and will introduce some of the major moons of our solar system. We will review definitions of star, planet, moon and orbit, as well as the associated sizes, distances, and scales.
We’ll look into the motions of the Earth, sun and our moon and how they cause the Earth’s moon cycles through phases. The first 30 minutes of the program will be spent outside of the dome working with physical models of the Earth, sun and moon to help understand what we see in the sky.
SEATING ARRANGEMENTS: The planetarium dome is 5 m in diameter. It is a small but intimate space and therefore necessary to be seated on the floor during the presentation. A small foam cushion is provided. For those with mobility issues, the dome is wheelchair accessible and chair seating can be made available for up to three guests if requested in advance.
February 2020 will feature Venus and Taurus.
Guest Instructor Trevor Chandler
Fee: $19 per person PLUS a $10 fee per transaction (you can register multiple people per transaction and multiple planetarium programs per transaction)
Registration Deadline: Mar. 10, 2020
Note: If we don’t have enough registrations by Mar. 10 the course may be cancelled. Maximum 25 people per session.If the course is full when you attempt to register, please sign up on the Wait List as we may add an additional time slot .