PROGRAMS

Star Dome programs have primarily been developed to inspire an appreciation and wonder of the night sky and to create a fun, memorable learning experience for all audiences. It is also worth noting, our school programs have been designed to support curriculum objectives found in science, social studies and language arts.

 

PRICING

There is a $60 set up fee and each show is $110.

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS
2012-2013

 

Sky Zoo
Recommended for ages 3 - 4

A great introduction for young children as we enjoy a fun romp through the sky. Learn about the Sun and Moon and look for the animals hidden in the star patterns.

Length: 20-30 minutes
Maximum capacity per show: 30 students

 

Sky Stories
All Ages

Related Learning Outcomes

Sky Stories reaffirms the wonder that people have always felt for the sky and natural world through storytelling. This show focuses on First Peoplesí stories of the sky.

We also explore our local night sky and begin to find our way through the constellations. The shows are live so each show is uniquely adapted to fit each individual group and grade level.

Length: 40 minutes
Maximum capacity per show: 30 students


Daily and Seasonal Changes
Grade 1

Related Learning Outcomes

Learn about the Sun and watch how it moves through the sky as the Earth rotates. See how the Sun's path changes with the seasons. Discover the Sun is a star and find out where stars come from. Observe the Moon and learn about its phases.

Length: 40 minutes
Maximum capacity per show: 30 students


The First Heroes
Grade 4-6

Learn about some of the great heroes from Greek mythology like Hercules and Perseus, hear their stories and discover how to find them in the night sky.

Length: 40 minutes
Maximum capacity per show: 30 students


The Solar System
Grade 5-6

Related Learning Outcomes

This amazing survey of our solar system features a visually stunning tour of the planets. We also explore other objects like moons, asteroids, comets and even get to handle meteorites!

Length: 60 minutes
Maximum capacity per show: 30 students


The Night Sky
Grade 5-Senior 1

Enjoy a tour of our local night sky. Learn some prominent seasonal constellations, which planets are visible and see what wonders the sky has to offer!

Length: 40 minutes
Maximum capacity per show: 25 - 30 students


The World's Night
Grade 7-Senior 1

Learn how various cultures from the past and present view the night sky. Hear myths and legends inspired by the sun, moon and stars and how ancient people used the motions of these celestial objects in their lives.

Length: 40 minutes
Maximum capacity per show: 25 - 30 students


Exploring the Universe
Senior 1

Related Learning Outcomes

Beginning with the geocentric model, examine how our ideas about the nature of the Universe have evolved through history. Explore the wonders existing beyond our solar system.

Length: 60 minutes
Maximum capacity per show: 25 - 30 students

 

 

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PRESENTER
Darren Townsley

Graduated from the University of Manitoba in Physics (B.Sc.) and has spent the past 25 years as an avid amateur astronomer. His keen interest in astronomy as well as history and mythology has led to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the night sky which he has enthusiastically shared in volunteer outreach programs. Darren has made 4 telescope mirrors from blank glass disks and constructed 2 complete telescopes.

 

EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT
Marni-Jo Townsley

Holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta. Has played many roles in the education system over the past 19 years including teacher's aide, classroom teacher, private tutor and student advocate.