planetariumA planetarium at your school

Printable version (pdf): Planetarium-High_school.pdf

In an inflatable planetarium, discover the movements of the sun, moon, and planets. Along with your students, get accounted with the changing of the seasons, constellations and galaxies, all in real time and motion. These as well as more subjects are within reach of your student's understanding.

From a glance to the starry sky at night, a constellation of questions usually spring forth: What are these objects? Why does the sky change in such a fashion? Are there more to discover? Fortunately, Aster offers you an easy way to get to these answers.

 

Under the supervision of a qualified science educator, this turnkey astronomy workshop, set in an inflatable planetarium, takes you on a journey through the universe.

 

This workshop is for all levels and is consistent with the Ministry of Education’s learning objectives, and is also available for preschools. After ASTER's visit, you will have suggestions of activities, a bibliography and Internet links to further explore Astronomical concepts in class.

This is an exciting way to develop not only students' interest but also their skills in science and technology.

 

Capacity: 30 students per period (5 periods a day)

Duration of workshop: 30 – 75 minutes (depending on your school schedule and the level of the students)

Dimensions: diameter 8m X 7m (24 feet), height 3.2m (12 feet)

 

 

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Related learning goals

The Earth and Space

 
  Secondary level
 Learning goals  1  2  3  4  5
 EARTH AND SPACE          
 1 : Notions of astronomy          

Defines gravitation as a force of mutual attraction between bodies

vide   star-16  vide  vide  vide
Describes the tides in terms of the gravitational effect of the Earth-Moon system        star-16  
 2 : Solar system          
Compares some of the characteristics of the planets in our solar system (e.g. distances, relative sizes, composition)   star-16      
Explains the alternation of day and night in terms of the Earth's rotation    star-16      
Explains the phases of the lunar cycle and the evolution of a lunar or solar eclipse    star-16      
 3 : Seasons          
Explains the phenomenon of seasons in terms of the position of the Earth with respect to the Sun (tilt, revolution)    star-16      
 4 : Other phenomena          
Locates the geographic regions where the aurora borealis occurs (polar regions)   star-16       
 5 : The Universe          
Defines a light year as a unit of length corresponding to the distance travelled by light in one Earth year     star-16     
Compares the relative distances between different celestial bodies (e.g. stars, nebulae, galaxies)      star-16    
Describes conditions conducive to the development or maintenance of life (e.g. presence of a gaseous atmosphere, water, energy source)*      star-16    

 
 

 

 
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From a glance to the starry sky at night, a constellation of questions usually spring forth: What are these objects? Why does the sky change in such a fashion? Are there more to discover? Fortunately, Aster offers you an easy way to get to these answers.

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