Please note our hours are changing!

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. 

Rotation and Orbits for Grades 3-8

Rotation and Orbits for Grades 3-8

Take a virtual trip from Earth’s surface into the solar system to see vividly how rotation and revolution produce the cyclical sky changes we see.

**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.

Subjects: Space Science
Program Type: Planetarium Digistar Presentation
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?

Strasenburgh Planetarium

When is it?

Days Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Start Date: 10/19/2020
End Date: 06/25/2021
Program Length: Allow 1 Hour
Earliest Start Time: 10am

Who Should Attend?

Grades: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
Minimum Attendence: 15
Maximum Attendence: 52

How Much Does It Cost?

Cost: Planetarium Group Admission (for 1 show): $8 per person; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member Adults free; COMBO: $4 additional charge when adding to Museum Group Admission or another Planetarium Show Admission
Minimum Student Charge: $15

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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