for Educators

Day and Night On Our Planet – Virtual

Grades K-2 | Discover how the Earth and our view of outer space changes throughout the day and night.

  • Museum & Science Center, Strasenburgh Planetarium, Virtual
  • Virtual Experiences
  • Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade
  • Physical Sciences

Streaming Live from the Strasenburgh Planetarium.

See how shadows change as the Sun goes across the sky. View Earth from space to see how Earth’s rotation causes day and night. Compare to some other worlds in our solar system. As time allows, discuss other space and astronomy topics of interest to your students.

Maximum capacity: One class

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.

For content questions, contact Steve Fentress at

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

  • ESS1.B Earth and the Solar System

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: 09/07/2022
  • End Date: 06/22/2023
  • Program Length: 40 min.
  • Earliest Start Time: 10am

Who Should Attend?

  • Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade

How Much Does It Cost?

  • $200 per presentation