ASTRONOMY ON WHEELS

MOBILE NOBLE PLANETARIUM:  BRINGING THE UNIVERSE TO YOU!

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Bring the universe to your classroom through the Museum’s Mobile Noble Planetarium. Our planetarium staff will interact with your students to provide a grade-appropriate look at the current sky, with plenty of time for questions from your students and hands-on activities. Travel through space and unleash your student’s imagination!

Fast Facts

Dates: Available year-round
To Book:
Contact planetarium staff at 817-255-9409 or email at stwidal@fwmsh.org

Or online, 24/7  here

Minimum: 3 hrs/day Max: 5 hrs/day
Fee:
$375 for 3-hour minimum plus $125 per additional hour up to 5 hours plus small travel fee ($25 within Tarrant County, + $1/mile beyond).
Travel NOT limited to Tarrant County! Programming can include multiple show choices. 
Show Lengths:
Vary from 15 to 50 minutes, depending on student age

Capacity: Max of 35 students per showing

     

    One World, One Sky:  Big Bird’s Adventure

    Suggested Grade Level: PK-1

    Earth Science, Social Studies, Language, Astronomy

    40 Minute Interactive Version 

    30 Minute Show Only Version

    Join Big Bird, Elmo and their friend, Hu Hu Zhu for a look at the stars.  Take an imaginary trip to our Moon, learn how to find the Big Dipper and North Star, and see how we all share the same sky.
    http://www.sesameworkshop.org/initiatives/respect/sky


This Is Your Captain Speaking

  • Suggested Grade Level: K-2
  • Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology, History

45 Minute Interactive Version
15 Minute Show Only Version

 
Explore the sights of our solar system:  breathtaking planets, marvelous moons, our spectacular sun, and poor, poor Pluto.

 
Take Me to the Stars

  • Suggested Grade Level: 1-12
  • Astronomy, History, Social Studies

40 Minute Interactive Version
20 Minute Show Only Version

 
Connect with ancient civilizations as you hear the rich folklore of the stars still sparking our human imagination today!  Discover how to find stars, constellations, visible planets and any special astronomy events at the time of your visit.

 

Our Amazing Solar System

  • Suggested Grade Level: 3-7
  • Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology, History, Physics

45 Minute Interactive Version
30 Minute Show Only Version

Reach for the stars with this fun and informative journey


Earth, Sun, and Moon: Connections

  • Suggested Grade Level: 4-6
  • Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology, History, Physics

50 Minute Interactive Version
30 Minute Show Only Version

 
Discover the surprising scale and distance of the Earth, Sun, and Moon in more depth.  Investigate seasons, lunar rotation and phases, the sun, solar phenomena, auroras, gravity, and the important elements of Earth.

 
2012: Mayan Prophecies

  • Suggested Grade Level: 5-12

30 Minutes Show only

 
Two Small Pieces of Glass
Suggested Grade Level:  High School

45 Minute Interactive Version
30 Minute Show Only Version

 Celebrate 400 years of the telescope and learn how this wonderful instrument helped us understand our place in space.

 
Losing the Dark
Suggested Grade Level: All

Astronomy, Social Studies, Engineering, Health
10 Minutes : Show Only

Learn how to keep our skies clear and improve human health by getting rid of excess light at night. 


Fun Fact
The rolling loop projector--the heart of the IMAX film system--was invented in the 1960's by Ron Jones, a machinist and camera builder from Brisbane, Australia.

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