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The RMSC’s Museum & Strasenburgh Planetarium will be open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays beginning Monday, November 30. See the Planetarium Show Schedule and the Museum Admission page to plan your visit. 

Gravity, Scale, and Motion

Gravity, Scale, and Motion

Streaming Live from the Strasenburgh Planetarium.

We demonstrate how to visualize sky motions and planetary orbits using free software and websites. See how gravity influences the structure and motions of solar systems and galaxies. 

Maximum capacity: One class

Format options:

  • The teacher moderates a Zoom or Google session, with RMSC as an alternative host or guest speaker
  • Telephone conference call: the teacher downloads RMSC’s PowerPoint presentation in advance and shows it during our call

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

Subjects: Physical Sciences
Program Type: Virtual Lesson
NYS Standards:

  • MS-ESS1-1. Develop and use a model of the Earth-Sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the Sun and moon, and seasons.

  • MS-ESS1-2. Develop and use a model to describe the role of gravity in the motions within galaxies and the solar system.

  • MS-ESS1-3. Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system



Where is it?

Virtual

When is it?

Days Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Start Date: 10/19/2020
End Date: 06/25/2021
Program Length: 45-50 min.
Earliest Start Time: 9:30am

Who Should Attend?

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

How Much Does It Cost?

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

How To Book?

Call: 585.697.1942
Reservation Timeframe: 3 Wks

Need More Information?

Name: Member & Visitor Services
Phone: 585.697.1942


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