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Planetarium Presentation

The planetarium presentation consists of a demonstration of the sky from different locations on Earth at differenet times of the year using the Spitz SciDome HD Digital Projection System.  

The show opens with a view of the sky from St. Louis at twilight.  This is followed by discussions and demonstrations of

  • Some of the major constellations and asterisms
  • The Sun’s daily motion (due to Earth’s rotation) and how to measure a day
  • The Sun’s annual motion (due to Earth’s orbit) and how to measure a year, along with the seasons
  • Phases of the Moon
  • The night sky at the North Pole and circumpolar stars
  • The night sky at the equator

Other topics can be covered on request such as flybys of the planets and moons.