for Educators

Black Holes Revealed

Grades 6-12 | Discover the mysteries of Black Holes through one of our most popular shows.

  • Strasenburgh Planetarium
  • Planetarium Digistar Presentation
  • 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 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.)

**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 sfentress@rmsc.org before their visit to discuss how to tailor the presentation to their class


How To Book

Need More Information?

  • Contact: Guest Services
  • Phone: 585.697.1942


When Is It?

  • Days Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Start Date: 09/17/2024
  • End Date: 06/25/2025
  • Program Length: 45 minutes
  • Earliest Start Time: 10am

Who Should Attend?

  • Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 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

    In-Person Lunch Fee: $30 per class