Solar System Science

Solar System Science

Surrounded by the best images from recent space missions such as the New Horizons Pluto flyby projected at giant scale, students encounter the majesty, mystery and wonder of our solar system. In keeping with today's scientific perspective, moons, asteroids and comets are given the same level of importance as planets. Thousands of exoplanets (planets orbiting other stars) have revolutionized our understanding of our place in the universe in just the last decade.. Size and scale comparisons made throughout the program -- for instance, noting that Venus is almost exactly as wide as Earth, Mars is about half the width of Earth, our Moon is about a quarter the width of Earth, and Mercury is a little bigger than our Moon.


Subjects: Space Science
Program Type: Planetarium Shows
Supporting Curriculum Materials:

Available Upon Request

NYS Standards:
  • ESS1.A The Universe and its Stars
  • ESS1.B Earth and the Solar System

Where is it?

Strasenburgh Planetarium

When is it?

Days Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Start Date: 01/14/2020
End Date: 06/18/2020
Program Length: 30 min. plus seating time
Earliest Start Time: 10am

Who Should Attend?

Grades: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
Maximum Attendence: 120

How Much Does It Cost?

Cost: Planetarium Group Admission (for 1 show): $7 per person; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member Adults free; COMBO: $3 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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