for Educators

Black Holes Revealed

Grades 9-12 | Discover the mysteries of Black Holes through one of our most popular shows.

  • Strasenburgh Planetarium
  • Planetarium Digistar Presentation
  • 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Teacher/Adult
  • Physical Sciences, Earth Science, Space Science, Technology & Applications of Science

In one of our most popular shows from 2020, we review four lines of evidence that black holes are real: objects like Cygnus X-1, gravitational waves, the Event Horizon Telescope, and star motions around the center of our Milky Way Galaxy (for which Andrea Ghez shared in the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics.) Content can be adapted to the needs of your class; teachers are invited to email Planetarium Director Steve Fentress at for more information. 

**Seating capacity may be limited in compliance with public health guidelines in effect on the day of your visit. Maximum capacity includes all students, teachers, aides, chaperones, parents, and siblings.

NYS Standards:
  •  ESS1.A The Universe and its Stars

NOTE: Teachers are invited to email Planetarium Director, Steve Fentress, at before their visit to discuss how to tailor the presentation to their class

How To Book

Need More Information?

  • Contact: Member & Visitor Services
  • Phone: 585.697.1942

When Is It?

  • Days Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Start Date: 10/11/2022
  • End Date: 06/23/2023
  • Program Length: 45 min. plus seating time
  • Earliest Start Time: 10am

Who Should Attend?

  • Grades: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Teacher/Adult
  • Minimum Attendance: 15
  • Maximum Attendance: 90

How Much Does It Cost?

  • Planetarium Group Admission (for 1 show): $10 per person; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member Adults free

    COMBO: $5 additional charge when adding Museum Group Admission or another Planetarium Show Admission

    In-Person Lunch Fee: $30 per cla