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  • The Hansen Dome Theatre is a dome-shaped theater with a 55-foot diameter. It can seat more than 150 guests. This 360-degree immersive experience can display accurate starfields, animated presentations, and even take visitors on a trip through space.

    Skywatch: Live Shows

    Skywatch: Live Shows

    Description

    2nd and 3rd Grade  

    Students will learn about sunrise and sunset, and then watch the moon change shape over time. They will discover how Earth’s rotation causes the motions of the Sun, Moon, and stars in the sky. They will also observe the spheres of the Earth, Moon, and Sun from space.

    6th Grade: Moon Phases

    Students will view the Moon and its phases from Earth. They will then discover how the Moon orbiting around the Earth creates the moon’s phases.
    (SEEd Standard 6.1.1)

    6th Grade: Seasons

    Students will study the changing elevation of the Sun in the sky at different times of year. They will also observe the Earth and its tilt as it orbits around the Sun and learn how this creates the seasons.
    (SEEd Standard 6.1.1)

    6th Grade: Solar System, Gravity, and Inertia

    This presentation will focus on the planets and their attributes, as well as the technology used to observe and understand our Solar System. Students will investigate how gravity and inertia combine to cause planetary and lunar orbits.
    (SEEd Standard 6.1.3 and 6.1.2)

    6th Grade: Scale/Constellations

    Students will be taught how to find seasonal constellations. They will also gain a new appreciation of size and distance in the universe.


    We have many Dome Shows are in our permanent collection which are always available. Other shows, however, are only available for a limited time.

    Shows from our dome theatre permanent library.

    Repertory Dome Shows with recommended age levels.

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    Show Title

     Suggested Grade Levels

     Educator Guides

    Accidental Astronauts

    K-4th

     Available here. 

    Attack of the Space Pirates

     K-3rd

     Not available.

    Black Holes

     4th-High School 

     Not available.

    Exploding Universe 

     4th-High School 

     Not available.

    Extreme Planets

     4th-High School  

     Not available.

    Perfect Little Planet

     K-3rd

     Available here. 

    Saturn: Jewel of the Heavens 

     4th-High School  

     Not available.

    Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

     K-3rd

     Not available.

    Stars of the Pharaohs

     4th-High School 

     Not available.

    Ultimate Universe

     4th-High School 

     Not available.


    Limited run dome shows.

    Limited Engagement Dome Shows with recommended age levels.

    Show Title

     Suggest Grade Levels

     Educator Guides

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    4th-High School

     Not available. 

    Incoming

    4th-High School

     Not available.