Space Dome Presentations
Did You Know?
The Sun is the largest object in our solar system. It is more than 300,000 times bigger than Earth. Jupiter is the second-largest object, and is 1,300 times bigger than Earth.
All scheduled presentations are 30 minutes in length.
Young members of the audience (PK thru 3rd) will travel on an interactive voyage through the solar system and beyond to discover differences and similarities among the planets, view the phases of the moon, and compare and contrast other celestial objects.
Image credit: NASA/JPL
Tour the current season’s sky. The brightest stars become landmarks as you navigate the night sky with a live presenter as a guide. Become familiar with constellations, discover hidden mysteries of our universe that exist beyond the visible and get an update on current events in the sky.
Image Credit: Alex Cherney
Travel from Earth to the fringes of our solar system to identify the rocks that are part of our solar neighborhood. From the smallest, to the largest, from the closest to the farthest, viewers will discover how all these rocks play a vital part in our solar system. Don’t forget to check out Sci-Port’s collection of space rocks.
Image Credit: Petr Horalek
Eye on the Sky
The Hubble Space Telescope has expanded our understanding of the universe and increased our wonderment at its size and elegance. This live program will introduce you to the instrument itself and wow you with the science behind a few of the most magnificent Hubble images.
Image Credit: NASA
How the Universe Works
This presentation presents evidence that has baffled astronomers for years. Learn how everyday motions of our solar system and other, simple celestial mechanics lead to a few of our universe’s best kept secrets.
Image Credit: NASA/CXO/STScI/ESO