Georgia Southern University Planetarium

The Georgia Southern University Planetarium is an immersive astronomy laboratory housed in the Department of Physics, within the College of Science and Mathematics. It’s used to teach university courses and labs daily, as well as an independent study planetarium course for university students. The Georgia Southern University Planetarium provides monthly public events on exciting astronomy topics and full-dome presentations scheduled each year with telescopic observing outdoors, weather permitting.

contact info

Hrs: Monday - Friday 9AM - 5PM.

School

The Georgia Southern University Planetarium offers full-dome presentations available for Georgia Southern University students as well as public, private, and homeschool groups by reservation only on weekdays. Immerse yourself in a race to return to the moon, discover the making of a star and her celestial journey through time, or chase the ghost particle from the South Pole to the edge of the universe! There is no limit to the wonder to be had at the Georgia Southern University Planetarium. The Digistar 4 can immerse groups into the night sky, and out to the edge of the known universe. The real-time, 3D graphics render complex, highly-detailed models in real time and displays them on the dome.

supports classroom learning in:
Science, Mathematics.

topics covered:
Science, Astronomy, Planets, Solar System, Physics, Mathematics.

contact info
Name: Dillon Marcy.
Phone: 912-478-5292
Email: planetarium@georgiasouthern.edu

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Cost: Free Title I or Financial Support: No.

Planetarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Earth has more exposed water than land.  Three quarters of the Earth is covered by water! The earth has one moon.

Venus is the brightest planet in our sky and can sometimes be seen with the naked eye if you know where to look.  It is the solar system’s brightest planet — yellow clouds of sulfuric acid reflect the sun’s light.

Jupiter is so big that you could fit all the other planets in the solar system inside it.

Pluto is no longer considered a planet — instead, astronomers call it a dwarf planet or planetoid.

View Lesson Plan>>

Georgia Southern University Planetarium

The Georgia Southern University Planetarium is an immersive astronomy laboratory housed in the Department of Physics, within the College of Science and Mathematics. It’s used to teach university courses and labs daily, as well as an independent study planetarium course for university students. The Georgia Southern University Planetarium provides monthly public events on exciting astronomy topics and full-dome presentations scheduled each year with telescopic observing outdoors, weather permitting.

contact info

Hrs: Monday - Friday 9AM - 5PM.

Homeschool

The Georgia Southern University Planetarium offers full-dome presentations available for Georgia Southern University students as well as public, private, and homeschool groups by reservation only on weekdays. Immerse yourself in a race to return to the moon, discover the making of a star and her celestial journey through time, or chase the ghost particle from the South Pole to the edge of the universe! There is no limit to the wonder to be had at the Georgia Southern University Planetarium. The Digistar 4 can immerse groups into the night sky, and out to the edge of the known universe. The real-time, 3D graphics render complex, highly-detailed models in real time and displays them on the dome.

supports classroom learning in:
Science, Mathematics.

topics covered:
Science, Astronomy, Planets, Solar System, Physics, Mathematics.

contact info
Name: Dillon Marcy.
Phone: 912-478-5292
Email: planetarium@georgiasouthern.edu

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Cost: Free Title I or Financial Support: No.

Planetarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Earth has more exposed water than land.  Three quarters of the Earth is covered by water! The earth has one moon.

Venus is the brightest planet in our sky and can sometimes be seen with the naked eye if you know where to look.  It is the solar system’s brightest planet — yellow clouds of sulfuric acid reflect the sun’s light.

Jupiter is so big that you could fit all the other planets in the solar system inside it.

Pluto is no longer considered a planet — instead, astronomers call it a dwarf planet or planetoid.

View Lesson Plan>>

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