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Cycles in the Sky

Cycles in the Sky

Rotation and revolution, day and night, seasons, and moon phases demonstrated in age-appropriate fashion. Review the concept of cycles and generalize it to the cycles of the day, year and lunar month, all caused by rotation and revolution. Compare and contrast the sun's paths in the skies of summer, fall, winter and spring. Observe the sun's daily path from sunrise to midday in each season. Measure the height of the midday sun by pointing to it. Predict the direction of sunset in each season. Step through the order and sequence of the phases of the moon. Finally, tour the night sky, observing and classifying currently visible planets and constellations.


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

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: 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th 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


PS3.B, PS4.B, PS4.C, ESS1.B, ESS2.A, ESS2.B, ESS2.D, ESS1.C, ESS2.C, LS2.A, LS4.D

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