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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.


Strasenburgh Planetarium is currently closed for renovations, but new and exciting shows are coming soon! Call now to reserve show times in 2019.

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

Available Upon Request

Where is it?

Strasenburgh Planetarium

When is it?

Days Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Program Length: 50 min.
Earliest Start Time: 9am

Who Should Attend?

Grades: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
Maximum Attendence: 195

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

How To Book?

Call: 585.697.1942
Reservation Timeframe: 3 Wks

Need More Information?

Name: Member & Visitor Services
Phone: 585.697.1942

Other Information


Alignemnt with Expeditionary Leanring "Water is Life" Science Module G6-8:M1, Alignment with Expediationary Learning "Water is Life" ELA Module G7:M4B, DCI: 5-ESS2-2, 5-ESS3-1, MS-PS1-2, MS-LS2-1, MS-LS2-5, MS-ESS2-4, MS-ESS3-1, MS-ESS3-4, HS-LS2-6, HS-LS2-7, HS-ESS3-1, HS-ESS3-6

NGSS Keywords: Physical Science, Life Science, Earth Systems, Ecosystems, Plants & Animals, Organisms

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