Educator Open House

October 20, 2015: 4:30 - 6:30 PM

Supernovas to Superstars!


Join the Kentucky Derby Museum and the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium at the planetarium on October 20 to learn more about this exciting new collaboration that aligns with the Next Generation Science Standard, Earth's Systems: Processes that Shape the Earth. Explore the origins of Kentucky's soil, beginning with the formation of the Universe. Investigate the role of plate tectonics and natural processes in forming and shaping the natural wonders, in particular the soil of Kentucky and its role in producing the fastest racehorses in the world. It's a winning daily double!

While you are here, you can preview our newest show, Supervolcanoes, which looks back at rare classes of eruptions that have marshaled the energy that lurks, like a sleeping dragon, beneath the surface of planet Earth. The show then moves beyond Earth to explore the impact of giant volcanic eruptions around our solar system. Audiences will fly down to Neptune's frigid moon Triton, and onto the ultimate volcanic world: Jupiter's moon Io. On a visit to a legendary North American hot spot, Yellowstone National Park, the film asks: can a supervolcano erupt in our time?

Planetarium and Kentucky Derby Museum educators will be on hand to discuss the dual program's alignment with NGSS.

FREE parking is available at duPont Manual High School (just across the street from the north entrance to UofL)or you can park in the Speed Art Museum Parking Garage for a nominal fee.

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