A 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.
is also available for preschools.
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)
Related learning goals
The Earth and Space
|EARTH AND SPACE|
|1 : Notions of astronomy|
Defines gravitation as a force of mutual attraction between bodies
|Describes the tides in terms of the gravitational effect of the Earth-Moon system|
|2 : Solar system|
|Compares some of the characteristics of the planets in our solar system (e.g. distances, relative sizes, composition)|
|Explains the alternation of day and night in terms of the Earth's rotation|
|Explains the phases of the lunar cycle and the evolution of a lunar or solar eclipse|
|3 : Seasons|
|Explains the phenomenon of seasons in terms of the position of the Earth with respect to the Sun (tilt, revolution)|
|4 : Other phenomena|
|Locates the geographic regions where the aurora borealis occurs (polar regions)|
|5 : The Universe|
|Defines a light year as a unit of length corresponding to the distance travelled by light in one Earth year|
|Compares the relative distances between different celestial bodies (e.g. stars, nebulae, galaxies)|
|Describes conditions conducive to the development or maintenance of life (e.g. presence of a gaseous atmosphere, water, energy source)*|