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Hansen Dome Theatre

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

4th Grade SEEd Astronomy

Students will analyze data of observable patterns to show that the Earth rotates on its axis and revolves around the Sun, such as the day/night cycle, changes in the length and direction of shadows, and seasonal appearance of stars. They will also gather data to help explain the difference in the apparent brightness of the Sun compared to other stars.

(SEEd Standard 4.4.1 and 4.4.2)

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)

 

Dome Shows with recommended age levels.

Show Title

Suggested Grade Levels

 Educator Guides

Additional

Resources

Accidental Astronauts

K-4th

 Available here.

 

Attack of the Space Pirates

 K-3rd

 Not available.

 

Big Astronomy 4th-HS  Available here.

 

Black Holes

 4th-HS 

 Not available.

 

Exploding Universe 

 4th-HS

 Not available.

 

Extreme Planets

 4th-HS

 Not available.

 

Perfect Little Planet

 K-3rd

 Available here.

 

Saturn: Jewel of the Heavens 

 4th-HS

 Not available.

 

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

 K-3rd

 Not available.

 

The Edge: Pluto and Beyond

 4th-HS

 Available here.

Blink Comparator

Ultimate Universe

 4th-HS

 Not available.

 

 

Faster Than Light

Limited Engagement Dome Shows with recommended age levels.

Show Title

 Suggest Grade Levels

 Educator Guides

Faster than Light

4th-High School

 Available here.