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  • Cosmic Colors

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    25 minutes

    Grade Level:  6

    An Adventure Along the Spectrum - Discover why the sky is blue, Mars is red and why things appear the colors they do.  Then step into the invisible universe to investigate the electromagnetic energy all around us from the infrared light of a roaring fire to the X-rays emitted by a black hole.

    NGSS Connections: MS-PS2-3. Ask questions about data to determine the factors that affect the strength of electric and magnetic forces. MS PS-4

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  • Cosmic Recipe

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    25 minutes

    Grade Level:  6 - 8

    Setting the Periodic Table - (This program is now available as an additional choice for any middle school level class The famous astronomer Carl Sagan once said: “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.”  See how tiny atoms relate to the mammoth stars.  Connect the worlds of the small and large in this engaging and beautiful show.

    NGSS Connections: NGSS5-ESS2-1. Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere and/or water interact. 

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  • Defying Gravity

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    24 Minutes

    Grade Level: TBD 

    Defying Gravity, it really is “rocket science!” This program explores and engages audiences in the basic science of rocket flight. Visitors explore Newton’s laws of motion, rockets, roller coasters and even a Zero-G airplane ride!

    NGSS Connection: - To Be Determined

     

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  • Did an Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs?

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    29 Minutes

    Grade Level:  TBD

    This amazing program explores the possibility that an asteroid may have caused the extinction of the dinosaurs.  Realistic and scientifically-accurate computer generated animations bring dinosaurs back to life in a big way!  Join us for this fantastic journey back in time when dinosaurs roamed the earth.  Program is great for all ages.

    NGSS Connection - To be Determined

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  • Dynamic Earth

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    25 minutes

    Grade Level:  7

    Dynamic Earth is a high resolution full-dome production, narrated by actor Liam Neeson. The show explores the inner workings of Earth’s climate system. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, this cutting-edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere. Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes.

    NGSS Connections: MS-ESS2-2.  Construct an explanation based on evidence

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  • Galileo: The Power of the Telescope

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    Grade Level:  TBD

    This beautiful and historic program, produced by the Daniel Soref Planetarium at the Milwaukee public Museum celebrates 400 years of telescope viewing.  The program also examines the fascinating life and scientific accomplishments of Galileo.   Don’t miss it!

    NGSS Connection- To Be Determined

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  • IBEX – Search for th e Edge of the Solar System

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    28 Minutes

    Grade Level:  TBD

    Join scientists who are investigating the boundary between our Solar System and the rest of our galaxy in IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System.  Designed for visitors with an appreciation for the challenges of space science and a desire to learn more about science research, the show follows the creation of NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX). Audiences will get an in-depth look at the mission and how IBEX is collecting high-speed atoms to create a map of our Solar System’s boundary.  Narrated by two inquisitive teenagers, audiences will hear from the scientists and engineers that developed the IBEX mission and created the spacecraft, and get the latest updates on the mission’s discoveries.

    NGSS Connection- To Be Determine

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  • Nine Planets and Counting

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    25 minutes

    Grade Level:  5

    How many planets are in the Solar System? The program involves a tour to explore the variety of objects that populate our Solar System. Along the way each planet is examined individually, comparing the rocky worlds to gas giants.

    NGSS Connections: 3-ESS2-2 Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world (and Solar System)

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  • One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

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    27 minutes

    Grade Level:  1+

    The show follows Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with a Chinese puppet named Hu Zhu.  Together they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from the Earth.  The program is a brilliant spectacle of light and color that aims to nurture a child’s natural sense of wonder about the night sky while foraging cross-cultural connections.

    NGSS Connections: 1-ESS-1 Use observations of the Sun, Moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted

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  • Our Place in Space

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    25 minutes

    Grade Level:  2

    Scarlet Macaw searches all over the world to learn something new and exciting about the Earth and Space. Themes include the Sun as a star, what makes the Sun move, the planet Earth, gravity, and constellations. She uses this information to fill in a crossword puzzle.

    NGSS Connections: Conections: 2-ESS1-1 Use information from several sources to provide evidence that Earth events can occur quickly or slowly

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  • Our Violent Planet

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    29 Minutes

    Grade Level:  5 -8

    A fulldome show about earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, earth, geology and continental drift.

     

    NGSS Connection-  To Be Determine

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  • Rusty Rocket’s Last Blast

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    25 minutes

    Grade Level:  3

    This program introduces basic requirements for the flight of a rocket, scale and distances to the sun, moon and planets, and compares planetary environments.  Excellent new program. 

    NGSS Connections:  3-PS2-1 Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object. Crosscut concepts of scale, proportion and quantity.

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  • Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

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    32 Minutes

    Grade Level:  3 - 4

    This delightful space fantasy begins when children make their own cardboard rocket.  The rocket becomes real and takes them on a fantastic adventure past the sun and planets.

    NGSS Connections: 3-PS2-2. Make observations and/or measurements of an object’s motion to predict future motion. Crosscut concepts of scale, proportion and quantity.

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  • Seven Wonders

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    32 Minutes

    Grade Level:  TBD

    This program highlights the seven natural wonders of the ancient world, then presents beautiful images of the seven of the greatest astronomical wonders.  Visually spectacular in full-dome, HD Video.  Don’t miss it!

    NGSS Connection- 3-PS2-1. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.  Crosscut concepts of scale, proportion and quantity.  Deep space concepts.

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  • Sky Wars: Battles of Discovery

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    24 Minutes

    Grade Level: TBD

    Explore epic battles of change in the sky above us.  Follow the struggles, as new discoveries alter our view of Earth and its place in the universe.  Witness the connections, and conflicts, between astronomy and astrology.  And lastly, voyage into the galaxy to glimpse how future discoveries might start new battles about the sky above! 

    NGSS Connection- To Be Determine

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  • Space Aliens

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    25 minutes

    Grade Level:  8

    Looking for Life in the Universe - Join the alien “experts” – Hopeful and Skeptical – as they try to convince each other whether or not life exists beyond Earth.  Follow their astrobiology arguments from the ocean floor to a journey across the galaxy.  Water and “habitable zone” are fully explained in this exciting show. 

    NGSS Connections: MS-LS1-5 construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.

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  • Stars of the Pharaohs

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    34 Minutes

    Grade Level: TBD

    This program highlights the amazing stellar alignments of the pyramids and other structures of the ancient world.  Scientists describe and explain the life and power of the Pharaohs and their significance on world history.  Visually spectacular in high definition video!

     

    NGSS Connection- To Be Determine

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  • The Little Star That Could

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    33 minutes

    Grade level: 1+

    By giving the stars “personalities” this classic planetarium program introduces children to the sun, moon, and planets seen in the day and night sky.  Join us as we see stars come alive to make learning astronomy a space adventure

    NGSS Connections: Classification to be determine.

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  • The Stargazer

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    28 Minutes

    Grade Level:  TBD

    Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura of the television series, STAR TREK) narrates this fascinating program about stars.  “Stargazer” traces the life experiences of astronomy professor Dr. James Kaler.  From childhood to adult, his love for the sky shows us all that there is a “human” connection to the stars.

    NGSS Connection- To Be Determined

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  • Two Small Pieces of Glass

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    23 Minutes

    Grade Level:  TBD

    This program celebrates 400 years since Galileo first pointed his telescope at the sky.  Don’t miss this fascinating look at the incredible contributions to astronomy made by Galileo and the world’s greatest telescopes

    NGSS Connections: Classification to be determined.

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