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What Tells Us That There Was a Big Bang? – Virtual

Grades 9-12 | Review the three pillars of evidence that our universe is emerging from a Big Bang.

  • Virtual
  • Virtual Experiences
  • 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
  • Physical Sciences

Streaming Live from the Strasenburgh Planetarium.

Review the three pillars of evidence that our universe is emerging from a Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago: redshifts of galaxies, the cosmic microwave background, and the ratio of helium to hydrogen in the universe.

Virtual Format: Teachers should plan to provide us a Zoom or Google meet link. We visit your classroom as a virtual guest.

  • Please note: some school internet systems require a change in settings to allow outside speakers. We recommend a five-minute test session a few days before your scheduled program to check the connection.
  • Teachers are responsible for moderating the chat and Q&A from students.

For content questions, contact Steve Fentress at sfentress@rmsc.org.

 

NYS Standards:
  • HS-ESS1-2. Construct an explanation of the Big Bang theory based on astronomical evidence of light spectra, motion of distant galaxies, and composition of matter in the universe.


How To Book

  • Call: 585.697.1942

  • Reservation Lead Time: At least 3 weeks

Need More Information?

  • Contact: Guest Services
  • Phone: 585.697.1942


When Is It?

  • Days Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Start Date: 09/07/2022
  • End Date: 06/22/2023
  • Program Length: 45-50 min.
  • Earliest Start Time: 9:30am

Who Should Attend?

  • Grades: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

How Much Does It Cost?

  • Price per session (for 1-30 students): $150
  • Minimum Student Charge: $200/class