for Educators

Sun, Moon, and Stars

Grades K-2 | Observe the Sun’s path through the sky from east to west. After sunset, find key constellations of the season by looking for distinctive features such as Orion’s Belt. Travel to the moon, returning just in time for sunrise.

  • Strasenburgh Planetarium
  • Planetarium Digistar Presentation
  • Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade
  • Earth Science, Space Science, Technology & Applications of Science

A favorite for over 20 years! Watch the Sun travel across the daytime sky to sunset. Find and point to a few key star groups of the current season. Take an imaginary trip to the moon to see the Sun and Earth in the sky. Then return home just in time for sunrise. This program emphasizes stars and constellations. If your students are more interested in planets, consider “Planet Spectacular.” For questions about the content of this program, email Planetarium Director Steve Fentress at

**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.


NYS Standards:

  • ESS1.A The Universe and Its Stars

  • ESS1.B Earth and the Solar System

How To Book

Need More Information?

  • Contact: Guest Services
  • Phone: 585.697.1942

When Is It?

  • Days Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Start Date: 10/11/2022
  • End Date: 06/23/2023
  • Program Length: 35 min. plus seating time
  • Earliest Start Time: 10am

Who Should Attend?

  • Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade
  • Minimum Attendance: 15
  • Maximum Attendance: 90

How Much Does It Cost?

  • Planetarium Group Admission (for 1 show): $10 per person; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member Adults free

    COMBO: $5 additional charge when adding Museum Group Admission or another Planetarium Show Admission

    In-Person Lunch Fee: $30 per class, students are required to bring their own bag lunches
  • Minimum Student Charge: 15 students