ECSU Kahn Planetarium

Go beyond the galaxy on field trips to the Kahn Planetarium at Elizabeth City State University in Pasquotank County. Also known as ECSU Kahn Planetarium, the 30-foot dome provides educational experiences for students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers of all grade levels. Located in the university’s Jimmy R. Jenkins Science Center, the planetarium features with a SPITZ 512 Star Projector, disc players, two laser light systems, and more. Groups will enjoy star shows, laser shows, and even special presentations during Women’s History Month and Valentine’s Day. Kahn Planetarium offers a variety of educational science and history programs free of charge.

contact info

Hrs: Weekdays, by appointment.

School

Young learners and students from elementary school through college will enjoy learning about outer space and history during shows at ECSU Planetarium. Shows allow students to view constellations through telescopes, explore the links between dinosaur extinction and outer space, follow a newborn star on his quest through supernovas, and more. The planetarium also offers educational video presentations on concepts related to physical science, and astronomy, as well as historical figures such as Sir Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, Leonardo da Vinci, Helen Keller, Joan of Arc, and others. Special presentations focus on African-American history, the women’s movement, and Greek mythology in relation to the night sky.

supports classroom learning in:
Science, Social Studies.

topics covered:
Earth science, astronomy, cosmology, history, planets, solar system, outer space, physics, Big Bang, constellations, meteorites, asteroids, eclipses, comets, mythology, galaxies, electromagnetic spectrum, seasons, alpha particles, gravity, light, spectroscopy and temperature, motion, extinction, dinosaurs, religion, culture, historical figures.

contact info
Name: Jimmy R. Jenkins Science Center, Elizabeth City State University
Phone: 252-335-3SKY

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 20 minimum, 60 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 30 minutes-1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Cost: Free

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.

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ECSU Kahn Planetarium

Go beyond the galaxy on field trips to the Kahn Planetarium at Elizabeth City State University in Pasquotank County. Also known as ECSU Kahn Planetarium, the 30-foot dome provides educational experiences for students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers of all grade levels. Located in the university’s Jimmy R. Jenkins Science Center, the planetarium features with a SPITZ 512 Star Projector, disc players, two laser light systems, and more. Groups will enjoy star shows, laser shows, and even special presentations during Women’s History Month and Valentine’s Day. Kahn Planetarium offers a variety of educational science and history programs free of charge.

contact info

Hrs: Weekdays, by appointment.

Scouts

Scout groups will have a blast while working on Space Exploration and other science badges at ECSU Planetarium. The planetarium’s roster of shows focus on various topics in the realm of outer space such as the links between dinosaur extinction and the solar system, and more. Special star shows focus on the Underground Railroad, the women’s history, and Greek mythology in relation to the night sky. Be sure to visit with your scouts for the planetarium’s Halloween-themed “Moon Witch” and “Tis the Season” holiday star shows.

supports scout badges in:
Science, Social Studies.

topics covered:
Earth science, space exploration, astronomy, cosmology, history, planets, solar system, outer space, physics, Big Bang, constellations, meteorites, asteroids, eclipses, comets, mythology, galaxies, electromagnetic spectrum, seasons, alpha particles, gravity, light, spectroscopy and temperature, motion, extinction, dinosaurs, religion, culture, historical figures.

contact info
Name: Jimmy R. Jenkins Science Center, Elizabeth City State University
Phone: 252-335-3SKY

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 20 minimum, 60 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 30 minutes-1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Cost: Free

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>>

ECSU Kahn Planetarium

Go beyond the galaxy on field trips to the Kahn Planetarium at Elizabeth City State University in Pasquotank County. Also known as ECSU Kahn Planetarium, the 30-foot dome provides educational experiences for students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers of all grade levels. Located in the university’s Jimmy R. Jenkins Science Center, the planetarium features with a SPITZ 512 Star Projector, disc players, two laser light systems, and more. Groups will enjoy star shows, laser shows, and even special presentations during Women’s History Month and Valentine’s Day. Kahn Planetarium offers a variety of educational science and history programs free of charge.

contact info

Hrs: Weekdays, by appointment.

Camp

Campers will have a fun time exploring the night sky though a variety of star shows at ECSU Planetarium. Programming at the planetarium gives campers the chance to look at constellations using telescopes, explore the links between dinosaur extinction and outer space, follow a newborn star on his quest through supernovas, and learn about the future of space exploration. Younger camp groups will enjoy watching the planetarium’s Magic School Bus video presentations. Reservations are required for all field trips.

contact info
Name: Jimmy R. Jenkins Science Center, Elizabeth City State University
Phone: 252-335-3SKY

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 20 minimum, 60 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 30 minutes-1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Cost: Free

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>>

ECSU Kahn Planetarium

Go beyond the galaxy on field trips to the Kahn Planetarium at Elizabeth City State University in Pasquotank County. Also known as ECSU Kahn Planetarium, the 30-foot dome provides educational experiences for students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers of all grade levels. Located in the university’s Jimmy R. Jenkins Science Center, the planetarium features with a SPITZ 512 Star Projector, disc players, two laser light systems, and more. Groups will enjoy star shows, laser shows, and even special presentations during Women’s History Month and Valentine’s Day. Kahn Planetarium offers a variety of educational science and history programs free of charge.

contact info

Hrs: Weekdays, by appointment.

Homeschool

Young learners and students from elementary school through college will enjoy learning about outer space and history during shows and video presentations at ECSU Planetarium. Shows allow homeschoolers to look at constellations using telescopes, explore the links between dinosaur extinction and outer space, follow a newborn star on his quest through supernovas, and more. Younger homeschool groups will love the planetarium’s Magic School Bus video presentations. The planetarium also offers video presentations on concepts related to physical science, and astronomy, as well as historical figures such as Sir Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, American physicist Richard Feynman, Thomas Edison, the Wright Brothers, and others.

topics covered:
Earth science, astronomy, cosmology, history, planets, solar system, outer space, physics, Big Bang, constellations, meteorites, asteroids, eclipses, comets, mythology, galaxies, electromagnetic spectrum, seasons, alpha particles, gravity, light, spectroscopy and temperature, motion, extinction, dinosaurs, religion, culture, historical figures.

contact info
Name: Jimmy R. Jenkins Science Center, Elizabeth City State University
Phone: 252-335-3SKY

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 20 minimum, 60 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 30 minutes-1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Cost: Free

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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