Montgomery College Planetarium

Located at the Takoma Park-Silver Spring Campus, the Montgomery College Planetarium teaches everyone about the “oldest science” through its astronomy courses, planetarium programs, talks, and shows. Just for fun, the planetarium hosts an innovative concert series with an accompanying laser show.

contact info

Hrs: Vary, By appointment.

School

On a visit to the planetarium, groups of any age can wonder at the night sky. View stars, the Milky Way, planets, the earth's moon, and Magellanic clouds. Travel to any place on the earth and through time to see the constellations shift. See the motion of the planets with compressed time. Grade specific programs explore star patterns, shadows, measuring the solar system, navigation, Newton’s laws, and more.

supports classroom learning in:
Science.

topics covered:
Planets, Stars, Solar System, Geography, Weather, Physics, Orienteering.

contact info
Name: Harold Alden Williams, Planetarium Director.
Phone: 240-567-1463
Email: Harold.Williams@montgomerycollege.edu

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 42 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Phone, Email.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Phone, Email.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee 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>>

Montgomery College Planetarium

Located at the Takoma Park-Silver Spring Campus, the Montgomery College Planetarium teaches everyone about the “oldest science” through its astronomy courses, planetarium programs, talks, and shows. Just for fun, the planetarium hosts an innovative concert series with an accompanying laser show.

contact info

Hrs: Vary, By appointment.

Scouts

On a visit to the planetarium, groups of any age can wonder at the night sky. View stars, the Milky Way, planets, the earth's moon, and Magellanic clouds. Travel to any place on the earth and through time to see the constellations shift. See the motion of the planets with compressed time. Grade specific programs explore star patterns, shadows, measuring the solar system, navigation, Newton’s laws, and more.

supports scout badges in:
Science.

topics covered:
Planets, Stars, Solar System, Geography, Weather, Physics, Orienteering.

contact info
Name: Harold Alden Williams, Planetarium Director.
Phone: 240-567-1463
Email: Harold.Williams@montgomerycollege.edu

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 42 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee 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>>

Montgomery College Planetarium

Located at the Takoma Park-Silver Spring Campus, the Montgomery College Planetarium teaches everyone about the “oldest science” through its astronomy courses, planetarium programs, talks, and shows. Just for fun, the planetarium hosts an innovative concert series with an accompanying laser show.

contact info

Hrs: Vary, By appointment.

Camp

On a visit to the planetarium, groups of any age can wonder at the night sky. View stars, the Milky Way, planets, the earth's moon, and Magellanic clouds. Travel to any place on the earth and through time to see the constellations shift. See the motion of the planets with compressed time. Grade specific programs explore star patterns, shadows, measuring the solar system, navigation, Newton’s laws, and more.

topics covered:
Planets, Stars, Solar System, Geography, Weather, Physics, Orienteering.

contact info
Name: Harold Alden Williams, Planetarium Director.
Phone: 240-567-1463
Email: Harold.Williams@montgomerycollege.edu

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 42 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee 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>>

Montgomery College Planetarium

Located at the Takoma Park-Silver Spring Campus, the Montgomery College Planetarium teaches everyone about the “oldest science” through its astronomy courses, planetarium programs, talks, and shows. Just for fun, the planetarium hosts an innovative concert series with an accompanying laser show.

contact info

Hrs: Vary, By appointment.

Homeschool

On a visit to the planetarium, groups of any age can wonder at the night sky. View stars, the Milky Way, planets, the earth's moon, and Magellanic clouds. Travel to any place on the earth and through time to see the constellations shift. See the motion of the planets with compressed time. Grade specific programs explore star patterns, shadows, measuring the solar system, navigation, Newton’s laws, and more.

supports classroom learning in:
Science.

topics covered:
Planets, Stars, Solar System, Geography, Weather, Physics, Orienteering.

contact info
Name: Harold Alden Williams, Planetarium Director.
Phone: 240-567-1463
Email: Harold.Williams@montgomerycollege.edu

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 42 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee 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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