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Planetarium Experience: Earth, Moon & Sun

Grades: Recommended for all ages 

SC 2014 Academic Standards for Science: K.E.3, 1.E.3, 4.E.3  

SC College- and Career-Ready Science Standards 2021: 1-ESS1; 5-ESS1; 8-ESS1 

Next Generation Science Standards: 1-ESS1-1, 1-ESS1-2; 5-ESS1-1, 5-ESS1-2; MS-ESS1-1 

Maximum Capacity:  145 seats (additional 6 spaces for wheelchairs) 

Cost: $3 per person per show 

Duration: 30-45 minutes 

Days: Tuesdays – Fridays 

Times: 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. 

Accessibility: Assistive listening devices and captioning is available upon request. Please let Group Visits know you may need this accommodation when you fill out the Reservation Request Form.  With advanced notice, we can also provide use of a tablet with transcription software for live shows. 

Discover how the Earth, the Moon and the Sun are all related. Peer into the center of the Sun to learn about what it's made of, what makes it shine, and how it affects the diversity of life forms on Earth. Learn why the Moon goes through phases and why eclipses happen.  See how Earth's own motion causes celestial objects in the sky appear to move.