Banneker Planetarium

The Banneker Planetarium hosts free shows for student and scout groups throughout the spring and fall. The Boy Who Hated Nighttime is the story of a boy who overcomes his fear of the dark when he learns about the constellations and planets. In Looking Into Space, groups witness a quick version of the positions of the sun and planets. Learn about the causes of seasonal changes and the paths of planets, as well as the effects of Earth’s 26,000-year-old wobble. Scouts can become more familiar with the night sky to prepare for a camping trip with the “Camper’s Canopy” show. 
 
Contact Info
Address: 800 South Rolling Road, Catonsville, MD 21228. Baltimore County. Tel: 443-840-5939. Website: www.ccbcmd.edu. Hrs: Tue.-Fri. 10:15AM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: Pre-K-12th. Activity Type: Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 30min.-1hour. Cost: Free. 
 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science, Camping. 
 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Planetarium Lesson Plan

Planetariums are theaters that present educational and entertaining shows about outer space. Some planetariums even have shows that focus on history in relation to earth science. Groups can see a multimedia presentation of the night sky on a dome-shaped projection on the ceiling of the theater.... Continue