Montgomery College Planetarium

A planetarium visit can inspire the wonder of the night sky at any age. At Montgomery College Planetarium, planetarium projector shows 1,834 naked eye stars, the Milky Way, the five naked-eye planets, the earth's moon, and the large and small Magellanic clouds. It allows students to travel to any place on the earth to view the sky and to travel forward or backward in time and to see the constellations shift positions with different north and south pole stars. The projector also allows the compression of time, so they can see the motion of the planets with respect to the fixed stars. Grade specific school programs include: Star Patterns (K); Sun Shadows (1st); Sun-Earth-Moon Dance (2nd); Measurer's of the Solar System (3rd); Star Navigators (4th); Newton's Laws (5th); Light, Spectra of Stars (6th); Life in the Void (7th); and Origin of the Solar System (8th).

Contact Info
Address: 7600 Takoma Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912. Montgomery County. Tel: 240-567-1463. Email: Harold.Williams@montgomerycollege.edu. Website: www2.montgomerycollege.edu/departments/planet. Hrs: Mon. - Thurs. & Fri. by appointment.

Trip Info
Grade Level: K-8th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Free.

SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science, Language Arts.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science.