Please note our hours have changed! The RMSC’s Museum & Strasenburgh Planetarium are open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.  
For Planetarium showtimes please see our show schedule and for Museum hours and to plan your visit, please see our admissions page.

✏️ Space Trip of the Week (SOLD OUT!)

✏️ Space Trip of the Week (SOLD OUT!)

An online astronomy course for young learners, around 6-9 years old, ready for a space adventure.

Begins January 27
Wednesdays | 3:30-4:15pm

RMSC presents a new online course for younger children who love space! Join Planetarium Director Steve Fentress on Zoom for a weekly tour of the latest and greatest pictures and news about planets, stars, the Sun, comets and meteors, black holes and rocket launches.

During each 45-minute session, we will take a new trip somewhere in space, discuss kids’ questions, and learn to explore a few safe, trustworthy websites such as NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day. The Zoom link will be emailed to parents before the first session.


Course Details

Who is this Course for: 

  • Students around 6-9 years old, interested in space
  • Available for homeschool students and students who have free time in the afternoons

What you'll need

  • Ability to participate digitally using Zoom 

Course Format

Each 45-minute session will include online mini-lectures and open time for questions


Still have questions? Reach out to us!


Course Fee: $45 for eight sessions

Class Time: Eight consecutive Wednesdays (January 27 to March 24, skipping February 17) from 3:30-4:15pm

We ask that all students arrive promptly at 3:30pm

Class Start Date: January 27, 2021

What's included: 

  • Eight 45-minute classes with Planetarium Director, Steve Fentress
  • Access to the course webpage and helpful links

This course is sold out and registration is closed.

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About Your Instructor

Steve Fentress, Director of the RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium

Steve Fentress has many years of experience designing Planetarium programs for school groups as well as hands-on and in-depth programs for homeschoolers and youth groups. He has written articles for and Griffith Observer magazine. He stays up to date by participating in planetarium educators’ networks and online seminars. His book Sky to Space: Astronomy Beyond the Basics with Comparisons, Ratios, and Proportions is available from Amazon, but we will not be using it in this course.

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