YSU Planetarium

Today we attended a field trip at the YSU Ward Beecher Planetarium. The program was called “The Great Space Treasure Hunt”.

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I did not care for the digital program, personally. It was extraordinarily childish (think Blues Clues style animation, simplistic dialogue, contrived prompts for responses from the audience, and very little content) but the second part of the program was great. That was when the silly digital projector went down and the real star projector came out, and Miss Sharon showed us what the night sky looks like right now.

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She pointed out what constellations we could see and how to find them, what planets we could see and when & where they would rise, and answered the kids’ questions about other heavenly bodies that weren’t visibile now but would be at other times of the year.

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