ASTRONOMY ON WHEELS

MOBILE NOBLE PLANETARIUM:  BRINGING THE UNIVERSE TO YOU!

Mobile Dome

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
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.
Travel NOT limited to Tarrant County!
Show Lengths:
Vary from 20 to 50 minutes, depending on student age

  • One World, One Sky:  Big Bird’s Adventure

    Suggested Grade Level: PK-1

    40 minutes:

    Earth Science, Social Studies, Language, Astronomy

    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
    45 minutes:  Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology, History
    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
    40 minutes:  Astronomy, History, Social Studies
    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.

  • Earth, Sun, and Moon: Connections
    Grades: 4-6
    50 minutes: Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology, History, Physics
    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

  • Two Small Pieces of Glass
    Grade level:  High School
    Celebrate 400 years of the telescope and learn how this wonderful instrument helped us understand our place in space.


Fun Fact
The OMNI Theater sound system and speakers were upgraded in 2008 with a state-of-the-art system that remains unrivaled anywhere in the world!

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