Owsley Brown II Portable Planetarium Programming: 3-5
The following experiences are designed as 40-60 minute segments; however, we can work with you to customize them to meet your specific needs (see note below).
Big Bang Ballet: Physics in Our Universe
Transport yourself to the beginning of it all! This visually vibrant experience flies through astronomical data from a multitude of telescopic surveys, with state of the art software to navigate our virtual spaceship through our universe. The journey begins 14.7 billion years ago with the Big Bang and the origin of our universe. The vast time and distance scales seem to come within our mental grasp as we zoom toward our special little corner of the universe. The flight through time and space eventually zooms in on our galaxy, our Sun, and ends at home on Earth. Explore how humans, confined to one tiny rocky sphere in a distant suburb of an ordinary galaxy, were able to use our intellect to build our understanding of something as vast as the universe.
Coming soon: earth science and environmental science program offerings, so be sure to check back for program updates!
Customize Your Experience
Our experienced and knowledgeable planetarium educator can work with you to customize the experience (within the capabilities of the technology). Possible customizations include, but are not limited to:
- Expanded experiences (up to half a day per session)
- Concentrated focus on specific learning objective
- Incorporation of teacher-led instruction into program delivery